In very good parade ground condition, a WW2 British Royal Naval Master at Arms Sword
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Has been professionally refurbished and looks pretty near new. There is the original officer’s name to the scabbard, it is “H Proctor RN” for Henry Procter of Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, but it is feint because the fittings have been re-gilted. Henry Procter was an artificer engineer (rating) in WW1 and a sub-lieutenant in the RNVR in WW2; the sword therefore likely dates to the 1920’s. No maker’s details except for a “H” to the proof slug and serial number 6504 to the spine of the blade, this is, nonetheless, a very fine quality sword, of Wilkinson standard. Perfect for the serious collector or possibly a serving RN warrant officer. The round pommel (not lions head) is for Master at Arms.
Comes with an aged but sound black all weather bag (not shown).
The finely etched 31 inch blade is in exceptionally good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard is exceptionally good also, retaining all gilt. The white fishskin grip and associated grip wire bindings are also exceptionally good. The sword knot, you guessed it, in very good condition. The gilt brass fittings and leather scabbard in very good order, of course. The sword sheathes and draws well; the folding guard section locates onto the scabbard retaining pin.
Look, if a serving officer had this, his / this sword would be the envy of most other officers; true original British quality from a bygone era (they really don’t make them like this any more) in exceptional condition. Yours for was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference Z69. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1579-Golf (2.140)