~ Victorian 1827 Pattern Royal Dockyard Gun Battery Officer’s Sword ~
The blade of the sword is engraved.
Unfortunately the edge half of the engravings were lost due to extensive polishing.
One side of the blade is engraved with the Queens Crown and Royal cipher and manufacturer’s name ‘Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London’.
The other side is engraved ‘Royal Dockyard Battery’ and with Queen’s Crown above fouled anchor. On the ricasso can be seen the proof star.
The gilded brass basket is decorated with the fouled anchor beneath the Queen’s Crown.
The grip is made of copper wired black shagreen.
~ Dimensions ~
The blade length is 31 inches (78.7 cm) and the overall length of the sword is 37 inches (94 cm).
It weighs 800 grams.
~ Condition ~
The sword is in fair condition for its age. The blade darkened and developed a fair amount of pitting.
The hilt has partial loss of gilt, as seen in the pictures, but the grip is intact.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £20 or it can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.