~ Circa 1840-50’s 1827 Pattern Royal Navy Warrant Officers Sword Mole And Sons ~
Here we have a nice Victorian sword made for a British Naval Warrant Officer.
The sword has seen better days but has plenty of character and retains its etchings which must have been very deep originally.
The sword itself is made my Robert Mole and Sons of Birmingham, later the provider to the War and India Office, their name is one of the most prominent and famous blade makers of Britain and their stamp means quality.
The sword is a lion headed sword with a brass guard depicting a fouled anchor under Victoria’s Crown.
The sword still has its folding guard and a Wilkinson style fullered sabre blade which gives it a rough date of the 1840-50’s .
The wooden grip is black denoting a warrant officer.
The sword retains its scabbard which is almost in perfect condition.
The sword has a replacement gilt knot.
Overall the sword is a nice collectors piece that would suit any collection from a novice to veteran collector and is an affordable Mole, something that doesn’t come up that often.
~ Dimensions ~
The sword is 35 inches (89 cm) long.
The blade is 30 inches (76 cm) long.
The sword weighs 1.31 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The sword is is fair condition for its age with some wear to the etchings on the blade and some darkening to the steel and no shagreen left on the grip.
The guard and scabbard on the other hand are in very good condition.
The sword comes with a new sword knot.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £25 or it can be inspected in our shop.
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