In very good overall condition, a George VI / WW2 British Royal Naval Officer’s Sword, Scabbard, Knot, All Weather Bag, Hat and Belts
Named inside belt and all weather carry bag to “Cleary”, we are sure this sword was the property of Lieutenant James Sidney Cleary, MBE, who was a RN gunner who distinguished himself and was made an officer during World War 2. The ricasso etched to military outfitter “E J Whitaker, Military Road, Chatham”, the proof slug seems to be one by Wilkinson.
The 31 1/2 inch blade is superbly grey etched and in very good condition. The blade is firm in the hilt which retains much gilt. The fishskin grip is very good, a little grubby spot here and there, nothing much. The twisted grip wire bindings very good, one lesser strand a tiny bit astray on on turn. Original sword knot very good. The scabbard in good condition, the locking pin mechanism / folding guard works as it should, and the sword sheathes and draws well. The black all weather carry bag good for age but some wear / age cracking as to be expected, marked inside to “Cleary”. The officer’s cap in very good condition, a small stain here and there, a replacement white top in bag, brand new. The belts marked inside to “Cleary” are very good for age.
What an absolutely great sword in excellent condition. Easily worth £800. Please quote item reference X70. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1318-130x25x17 (3.073)