In very good condition, a George VI / WW2 era British Royal Naval Officers Sword with scabbard and commander rank belts.
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Marked to Gieves (who sold swords made by Wilkinson Sword but under their own name), bearing the royal cypher of King George VI (reigned 1936 to 1952). There was a label on the sword saying it is the former property of Commander S F Herrad, but we could find nothing on that name, maybe written in error.
The 31 3/8 inch grey etched blade is in exceptionally good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt retains much gilt and is also in very good condition. The white fishskin grip is good if a tad grubby, the twisted grip wires are good. The original sword knot good but a little worn and grubby. The scabbard with some wear is still good. The belts with a little wear but good. The sword sheathes and draws well; he locking pin mechanism works well.
In well above average condition, this sword is very close to if not in parade condition. Well worth the was £? (too late, now sold) price tag. Please quote item reference X57. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1305-101x19x17 (2.344).