WW1 British RN Officer's Sword of Engineer-Lieutenant
Williams, for sale
In overall very good condition, the WW1 British Royal Navy officer's
sword of Engineer-Lieutenant Tom Williams, photo and review.
Complete with framed photo showing Lieutenant T Williams wearing
this very sword, together with April 1912 Naval Engineering Review
with his photo and a full page on him / his career. His earlier
(sub-lieutenant) junior officer's sword can
be found here.
The 31 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition except for some
smaller but quite pronounced rust patches, mostly to / near the
edge. Etching very good. Blade firm in hilt. The hilt retaining
much gilt. The fishskin grip a little worn and grubby in places.
The grip wire all there but some lesser strands a little astray.
The leather and gilt metal fittings scabbard mostly good, some age,
the fittings having lost most of their gilt. The sword sheathes
and draws well; the locking pin mechanism / folding guard section
works well. Sword knot aged, worn and frayed. Includes framed photo
and naval review booklet.
A great example with 100% provenance; loads of potential for research.
A good investment for £850. Please quote item reference P40.
Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0212-1.15x27x27