In good condition, a Claymore Bladed Victorian British Royal Naval Officer’s Sword, Scabbard, Sword Knot and All Weather Carry Bag
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No maker’s / retailer’s name, but the 6 pointed star proof slug indicates a post 1861 sword by cutler George Kenning of London. Claymore blades were fashionable (rather than denote a Scottish connection) with well to do naval officers and cost significantly more then standard blades.
The 31 1/2 inch blade has been re-plated, so the etching is feint but still visible. Blade in good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt with some gilt remaining is in good order and the folding guard section works well to locate onto the scabbard pin. The white fishskin grip has been patent whited which has worn in some places to show small patches of the standard white fishskin underneath; in overall good condition, as are the associated twisted grip wire bindings. The original sword knot is good but has age and wear. The leather of the scabbard has fared well, as have the gilt brass fittings. The black all weather carry bag is good but with age cracks / wear. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Well above average. Well under-priced. was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference X64. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1316-101x19x16 (2.194).