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WW1 British RN Sub-Lieutenants Sword & All-Weather Bag, For Sale

In good condition, a George V / WW1 British Royal Navy Sub-Lieutenants Sword with All-Weather Bag.

George V / WW1 British Royal Navy Sub-Lieutenants Sword with All-Weather Bag

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Etched to retailer (naval tailor) "Pote & Son, 46 Fore Street, Devonport", Pote and Sons are recorded at that address in 1914. What really makes this sword, apart from being the scarcer junior officer's pattern with round pommel and black fishskin grip, is the all weather cover. Unlike most (thin leather, prone to age / the elements), this one is good old fashioned waterproofed hessian; designed to actually be all-weather.


The 31 1/2 inch blade is in overall good condition but some rubbing of the etching and also a few patina / inert rust spots. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt in good shape, the folding guard section works well. The fishskin grip and twisted grip wire bindings in good condition. The scabbard good for age; the locking pin locates within the folding guard section as it should. The all weather bag in aged but good condition.

A lovely, scarce sword in good condition. We under priced this one! £650. Please quote item reference AD80. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0588-1m (1.997).

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