Victorian British Claymore Royal Navy Officer's
Sword, for sale
In good overall condition for its age, a Victorian British Claymore
Royal Navy Officer's Sword, etched to cutler Gillott & Hassell.
Claymore blades were at a price premium to the standard fullered
blade, so only important, wealthy, Scottish or pretentious officers
tended to buy them!
The 29 1/2 inch blade is in good condition and firm in the hilt
but has some some wear and patina spots. The hilt is overall good
and the folding guard section works well. The fishskin grip is good
but some of the twisted grip wire strands are gone. The scabbard
aged but sound. The sword sheathes and draws well, and the locking
pin locates into the folding guard section as it should.
A claymore bladed RN sword for just £650 and worth every
penny. Please quote item reference number AD95. Full sized / additional
photos available upon request. Box 0626-1m (1.728).