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WW1 British Navy Sword, Lieutenant (Henry) Freston Nash, For Sale

In good condition, the WW1 / George V British Navy Sword of Lieutenant (Henry) Freston Nash.

WW1 / George V British Navy Sword, Lieutenant (Henry) Freston Nash

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The sword etched to maker (Gieves) to ricasso (so it was actually made by Wilkinson Sword for Gieves), engraved "F. Nash R.N." to the folding guard, this is the sword of Lieutenant (Henry) Freston Nash.

The 31 1/4 inch blade is in overall good condition but with some small rust patches to the spine especially, and a little to the blade, mostly away from the etching. Blade / etching with some wear / rubbing, but firm in the hilt. The hilt generally good, some blue oxidation to brass, bit not too much. White fishskin grip in good condition, the twisted grip wire bindings dark from oxidation but good. The leather and brass fittings scabbard in good overall order; some oxidation to the pattern areas, the lower fitting loose (the small retention screw is missing). The sword sheathes and draws well. The folding guard section works well and locates onto the scabbard pin well. The all weather bag aged, worn and with some damage, but sound.

A nice example for a named officer. Yours for £600. Please quote item reference AC21. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0189-1m (2.032).

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