c1953 British Royal Navy Officers ERII P1827 Sword


A fine example of a British 1827 Pattern Royal Navy Officer’s sword, with half basket hilt and straight blade that dates to about 1953, given that it has elements of the reign of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II.
The handle is covered in wire-bound shagreen. The brass hilt bears the anchor under the King’s crown cypher and lion’s head pommel. The slim blade is etched on one side with the Elizabeth II Royal Crown, anchor, scrolling decorations and the King’s Royal Coat of Arms. On the other side is the royal cypher ER under a crown. The reason for this is that the King died suddenly, putting an unexpecting Princess Elizabeth on the throne. It was also a time of rationing, so companies were less inclined to dump redundant sword parts. The condition of the sword is extremely good. The sword comes complete with its sword knot. The sword has been repurposed and presented to S.J. HAYES R.N. in 1988.
Length: 99 cm (39 inches)
Weight: 1111 g