Mid-Victorian British Royal Naval Officer's
Sword, for sale
In very good condition for its age, a rare Mid-Victorian British
Royal Naval Officer's Sword with pipeback quill point blade.
Early tablet form etching to "Lambert Brown & Co, 236
Regent St London" dating the sword from 1843 to 1858.
The 31 1/4 inch blade is in very good condition with very little
black patina, and is firm in the hilt. The hilt with some gilt remaining
is in good condition and the folding guard section works well. The
white fishskin grip is good if a little grubby; the twisted grip
wire bindings are in good order. The leather and gilt metal fittings
scabbard is actually very good for something so old; some cracking
and shrinkage but not much. The sword sheathes and draws very well.
A scarce example in very good condition. Very nice; £1500.
Please quote item reference Q44. Further full / sized images available
on request. Box 0359-1m (2.206).