British Royal Navy Officer's Sword
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This is an original naval officers sword. Gold plated brass hilt, white fish-skin handle and etched blade. The top of the sword blade is marked "British make" and has a factory register number. There is no makers name.
In the etching on the blade, there is no royal cypher, which makes the sword difficult to date. The blade etching is crowned, and this is the crown used by Edward VII, George V and George VI, I would say the closest we can get is this sword was made between 1901- 1952, probably during either WWI or WWII when the production was massively increased.
This sword and scabbard are in excellent condition with only minor marks on the blade, and the handle complete with the wire binding. The sword also has its original Sword knot.
The first Royal Navy pattern sword was created in 1805, its elegant but impractical design being superseded by a solid-hilt design developed in 1827. In 1846, a blade was standardised for all Royal Navy Officers. The current light, single-edged straight blade was adopted in 1929. Carried by RN Commissioned Officers, this sword featured a gold-plated brass hilt, white fish-skin grip and a brass pommel in the form of a lion.