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1852 Model USN United States Navy Officer's Lion's Head Sword, for sale

In aged condition, a rare 1852 Model USN United States Navy Officer's Lion's Head Sword and Scabbard.

1852 Model USN United States Navy Officer's Lion's Head SwordImage w75 1

Sales enquiries

There were a number of 1852M variants, bespoke individual swords made to order for United States Naval officers who wanted something special. Probably a British born or connected officer as lions head naval swords were the order of the day there, plus, we bought the sword from an estate sale in London.

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The plain 29 3/4 inch period sharpened blade may be slender but it is a fighting blade none the less; in good condition with a steady patina and a couple of small nicks to the cutting edge. Blade has a little movement in grip, not much; more movement in hilt. The hilt in aged but sound condition. The fishskin (rayskin) grip has shrunk a little and does not rest fully into the guard. The steel scabbard is aged and a little worn but sound. The sword sheathes and draws a tad loosely.

Just try finding let alone buying another! Grab it quick; £900. Please quote item reference number W75. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Box 1196-101x18x16 (2.011).

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