~ Trinity House Sabre Circa 1860/70 with scabbard ~
This sword has an attractive etched blade with a blued finish. The fish skin grips are pale with wire detailing. The scabbard is of black leather with brass endings. The blade and hilt are adorned with the coat of arms of Trinity House, a St George's Cross with a sailing ship in each quarter.
Trinity House was first chartered by King Henry VIII in 1514. Today the corporation is responsible for the provision and maintenance of navigational aids, such as lighthouses, light vessels, buoys, and maritime radio/satellite communication systems.
This is a rare piece.
~ Dimensions ~
The sword in its scabbard measure 34 inches (86cm), the blade itself measures 29 inches (74cm). This piece weighs 985g.
~ Condition ~
The sword is in need of some attention. The piece has lost its pommel which means the hilt and grip are loose. The scabbard has split at the bottom leaving the blade tip exposed.
The blade itself is however in a good state, It has a nice dark blued finish which compliments the ornate etchings. The etchings are clear with minimal rubbing.
~ Postage ~
Postage costs £18 or the sword can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.