In good condition, a WW2 named British RN Commissioned Engineer Officer’s Sword
Complete with scabbard, knot, all weather bag and photo of RN commissioned engineer Edward James Brown. The folding guard section of the hilt marked to “E J Brown”. Edward was awarded the DSC Distinguished Service Cross in September 1942. You can read more about him here: on his RN dirk page. Etched to naval tailors and outfitters “Stumbles & Son, Fore Street, Devonport” to the ricasso.
The 31 7/16 inch blade is in good condition and firm in the hilt and grip. The brass hilt / guard is very good with much gilt remaining. The fishskin grip a little aged but very good, as are the twisted grip wire bindings. The sword knot aged but good, a little frayed at the double knot hole of the guard. The leather and brass scabbard is a little aged, the leather has surface scuffs and cracks. The sword sheathes and draws well, if a little tight towards the end when fully sheathed; the folding guard section works well and locates onto the scabbard securing pin. The all weather bag is aged but sound to good.
Great example. Good price: £700. Please quote item reference ZY11. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1824-107x17x15 (1.983)