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Title Royal Navy officer's sword and belt
Nationality British
Period c 1914
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This is a typical Great War era RN officer's sword. Warrant officers carried a similar weapon, but with a black fish skin grip and a plain pommel, ie no lion head. The makers, Gillot & Hasell of 2 New Burlington Street, London W1, traded from this address 1868-1940.

It has an 80 cm blade, bright etched on both sides, with 90% plus factory finish remaining. The edge of the blade has been carefully sharpened for field service - another date indicator, as this was rarely done for WW2.

The scabbard leather is in good shape with a minor crease in the bottom half. The seam is intact. The bottom mount has had a hard life and lost all its gilt finish. The ray skin binding is still good, if a little grubby from wear. The wire binding of the grip is missing a few strands here and there.

There is a rather scruffy, but undoubtedly contemporary plain service sword belt.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Edged Weapons : Swords : British : 20th Century]

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