~ A Royal Marine Officers Dress Sword by R. Mole & Sons ~
The large hilt is decorated with ornate scroll work and finished in silver plate. The grip is of a dark fish skin with twisted wire binding.
The blade had been beautifully etched with scroll designs and signed by makers name to the ricasso:
'ROB MOLE & SONS, BIRMINGHAM, MAKERS TO THE WAR & INDIA OFFICERS'.
The side of the blade is marked with 'M2330'
This sword comes with a plated metal scabbard with two suspension rings to the top.
~ Dimensions ~
The sword in its scabbard measures 40 inches (102cm).
The blade itself measures 32.5 inches (82.5cm).
The hilt is approximately 6.5 inches (16.5cm) in length.
The sword weighs approx. 1.3 Kg.
~ Condition ~
This sword is in decent condition for its type. The large hilt has lifting of the plate. The blade has darkened and the etchings are slightly worn (but still visible). The scabbard has a number of rusty patches and 2 dents towards the tip. The grips are in very good order.
~ Postage ~
Postage costs £24 or the sword can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.