1827 PATTERN BRITISH AUSTRALIAN NAVY OFFICERS SWORD & SCABBARD
Offered is an original 1827 Pattern Royal Navy type Officer’s sword & scabbard. This piece is relatively excellent condition, retaining a large amount of the original gilded finish to the brass metal furniture, including the lion head pommel, rarely seen chequered half backstrap, locket & King’s Crown adorned elaborate full guard. The original full bullion knot is still attached, making this is a very presentable complete piece.
The 79cm long straight nickel blade shows acid etchings to both sides of the blade, running 2/3 the entire length. The etching is an unusual design, most likely an economy mid to late WW1 type, with etched proof star and ‘London made’ stamp to spine. The leather buffer is retained and shows use. The blade is in remarkably good condition and would rate 9 out of 10.
The leather and brass scabbard is in very good condition, being the dark brown leather type, showing some slight swelling to upper locket. The brass furniture is very good, with a very unusual flat drag, not being the usual triangular type. The sword fits and locks without any issued and would be a very well presented piece in your naval collection. This type was/still used by the Commonwealth Navies, including Britain, Australia, New Zealand etc.
The entire length of the sword and scabbard measures 94cm long.
|Dimensions||110 × 20 × 20 cm|