Victorian British Junior RN Officer's Sword,
In good condition, the blade in very good condition, a scarce
Victorian British Junior Royal Navy Officer's Sword.
Etched to the blade's ricasso and embossed to the top scabbard
locket; "Whiteman Outfitter Woolwich". Black fishskin
grips are for junior officers (2nd lieutenants) and are much scarcer
than white fishskin officer swords.
The 30 inch blade is in very good condition, just a couple of patina
splotches, firm in the hilt. The hilt has lost its gilt and has
some bending towards the pommel. The black fishskin (for junior
officers) grip is in very good condition and would clean up well;
the twisted grip wire bindings also good. The scabbard with age
but sound. The folding guard section of the guard works well and
locates onto the top scabbard locket's retaining pin. The sword
sheathes and draws well.
A good example of a scarce sword; yours for £600. Please
quote item reference AC60-P40). Further / full sized images available
upon request. Box 0311-1m (1.783).