c1953 Near Mint Condition Royal Navy Officers 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 and expecting 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 to near mint. The sword comes complete with its sword knot, a fine condition King’s crown belt and buckle with sword straps and a very nice leather storage bag.

Length: 94.5 cm (37 ¼ inches)
Weight: 1459 g