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Mid Victorian British Royal Navy Officer's Sword, for sale

In very good condition for its age, a Mid Victorian British Royal Navy Officer's Sword.

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Etched at the ricasso to "Whiteman outfitter Woolwich" and engraved to the top scabbard locket "Whiteman Powis Street Woolwich", the sword almost certainly made by Prosser and pre-1880 (as there is no locking pin system to the scabbard / hilt). There were two Whitemans operating as outfitters in Woolwich at the time; we believe the outfitter in this case was William H Whiteman.

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The 29 inch blade is in very good condition with very sharp quality etching and minimal patina (inert black rust patches) which are mostly to the edge. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt very good and the folding section works well. The fishskin grip in very good condition, as are the twisted grip wire bindings. The leather of the scabbard has crazed cracked and shrunk a little with the result the sword does not sheath fully (there is a small gap).

A great sword in great condition at a great price: £600. Please quote item reference number W31. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Triangle 1159-99x17 (1.798).

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