1827 Pattern Royal Naval Officers Sword.
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About this item
An 1827 Pattern Royal Naval Officers Sword.
From the same source as Admiral Bruce's sword, so possibly his original sword.
The blade is worn, etched with a faint makers name at the ricasso, possibly "Webb" or "Webster" and inset proof slug surmounted by interlocking triangles to the other. One side of the blades decoration is almost entirely gone, to the other the blade is etched with a visible crowned fouled anchor, and foliate decoration.
Blade Length: 32 inches.
Regulation solid gilt brass hilt with crowned fouled anchor within a cartouche, a well defined lions head pommel, the mane extending down the backstrap. Traces of gilt remaining in the sheltered areas. The white rayskin grip is complete, and bound with copper twistwire.
The folding guard is present and functioning correctly, although it operates quite stiffly.
The blade with some dark staining areas of old pitting, edge nicks and corrosion, now stable. Patina to a dull grey colour and would benefit from a gentle polish to brighten its overall appearance.
The blade is solid in the hilt, small movement in the lower grip ferrule, and the scabbard now sadly absent.
Generally a good example of the pattern, which would suit a collector on a budget, and priced with its flaws in mind.
Strictly over 18's only. Photo ID will be required before this item can be dispatched.