In very good condition, a George VI / WW2 British Royal Naval Officer’s Sword
Etched to naval retailer “EJ Whittaker Military Road Chatham”, a high quality grey / gray etched RN officer’s sword. It has a blank proof slug, which is rare and means we can not identify the maker. Likely just pre or very early WW2 (1936 – 1939); we believe the plain proof slug means very early World War Two. For most, this sword would be considered very suitable for parade ground / current serving officer use.
The 31 1/2 inch well etched blade is in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard very good with much gilt remaining. The fishskin grip a little off colour from being held, nothing much. The twisted grip wire bindings are good. The leather with brass fitting scabbard is very good but for a couple of minor scuffs to the leather (nothing some liquid boot polish would not improve / remedy). The folding guard section of the hilt works well and locates properly onto the scabbard’s retaining pin on its top locket. The sword sheathes and draws well. The original sword knot is good but has the clasp section missing.
Very high quality example in very good condition. Well worth £625. Please quote item reference ZZ61. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1708-106x15x14 (1.660)