A good Victorian 1846 pattern naval officer’s sword
Naval Items, Military Swords
A good Victorian 1846 pattern naval officer’s sword by Robert Mole c 1875. The regulation single edged blade by “Robt. Mole & Sons, Birmingham, Makers to the War & India Offices”, stamped on the back edge Mole, and etched and polished with the Victorian Royal Arms and the crowned fouled anchor amidst profuse scrolling foliage, retaining much original polish. The regulation gilt brass hilt retaining nearly all its original gilding, with lion’s head pommel, the guard with crowned fouled anchor, and with a sprung folding sideguard which locks the locket to retain the scabbard. The grip covered with white sharkskin and bound with copper wire. Retained in its black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts retaining nearly all of their original gilding.
Blade length 31” (78.7cms) Overall length 36¾” (93cms)