BRITISH P 1827 Model ROYAL NAVY OFFICERS SWORD BY WILKINSON.
A P1827 Royal Navy Officers sword. The 79cm straight blade has a narrow single fuller on both sides with a flat spine tapering to a false edge and a spear point.
The blade is etched with a Georgian crown and the Royal Navy fouled anchor motif between fouled oak leaves and acorns. The obverse of the blade is etched with the Kings crown, amidst fouled oak boughs. The blade is clean and bright with only a few very small areas of tarnish near to the point of the blade.
The ricasso is marked with the company name this sword was sold through, J.R. Gaunt & son Ltd, late Edward Thurkle. London & Birmingham. To the obverse of the ricasso bears am etched Wilkinson proof mark. The spine is stamped with wilkinson's order number " 15332 " this early number shows that the sword is an early type,the number can also establish who the sword was made for.
The blade is firm in the hilt.
The solid half basket hilt is made of brass and remains in excellent condition. The bow of the guard bears the Georgian crown and fouled anchor of the Royal Navy. The inner folding guard is in perfect working order and mates nicely with the pin on the scabbard.
The front of the guard has two holes through which in this case still has the original gold bullion knot attached.
The mane of the highly detailed lion head pommel forms the back strap and the "D" guard extends from below the lions mouth. The attention to detail is excellent.
The ray skin grip is also of the highest quality and in very good condition. The twisted copper wire wrap is in excellent condition.
The brass mounted black leather scabbard is original to the sword and is in great condition. The sword sheaths and draws very well and is held firmly.
This sword and scabbard is also lucky enough to still retain its original leather protective case.
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