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Title Royal Navy officer's sword, 1827 pattern
Nationality British
Period c 1935
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This sword by Gieves (engraved on the forte of the blade) is a George V example, typical of RN officer's swords used in both wars, the later examples, as here, having a rather slim blade and lightweight grip, as against the earlier ones which were rather more substantial. Interestingly, German practice followed a similar path.

The name 'S.L. Lord. R.N.' is engraved on the flap. This man was a surgeon in WW2. The sword also has its original leather case with the initials S.L.L. stamped on the flap. The leather is a little flaky in parts and there is some old damp staining, but all the stitching appears sound.

The gilding on this sword is in good shape, with a little wear to the inside and the flap of the guard. The blade has most of its factory finish, with a little minor age staining scattered throughout. The rayskin grip is in good shape with all its original gilt wiring intact. There is a bullion sword knot in very poor shape (see photo).

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

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


Hi Chris, just to let you know it arrived safely and I am very happy with it, also the condition. I have been looking for a while for that particular style and maker.. Thanks again for everything and I shall now be keeping an eye on your web page.

C A, UK, 28.09.2010

Order received today - many thanks for your swift and efficient service!

M F, UK, 30.03.2010