Stock Ref: AST 1785

A very good example of a post WW1 naval officers sword.

80cm (31.5”) slightly curved single fullered blade with flat back and spear point. The blade is double edged for the last 10”. Frost etched blade with on one side the Royal coat of arms, and scrolling foliage contained within rope work designed borders, brass proof disc. On the other side a crowned fouled anchor with scrolling foliage in rope work designed borders, makers name and royal appointment.

Solid brass gothic style hilt with crowned fouled anchor and Tudor crown. Lions head pommel with full length mane back piece. White fish skin grip bound with brass wire. Fold down guard.

Maker: J R Gaunt & Son Ltd late Edward Thurkle London & Birmingham ( Edward Thurkle merged with Gaunt in 1899/1900. The Company started trading under this name from London in 1900 and from Birmingham in 1910).

Dated: 1929-37(The Tudor Crown was adopted for the guard in 1901, and the blade was made straight from 1937, the blade width was reduced to between 16-21mm in 1929)

Black leather scabbard with brass mounts.

The sword and scabbard are generally in very good condition. The blade is free from rust and there is only some minor staining. The etchings remain very clear. The guard and grip are in very good order. The scabbard has suffered some surface wear but the seam is good and the brass mounts undamaged.

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