A good Victorian 1846 pattern naval officer’s sword
Naval Items, Military Swords
A good Victorian 1846 pattern naval officer’s sword by Batten & Adams of Devonport c 1850. The regulation blade is etched and polished with BATTEN & ADAMS Outfitters, Fore St, Devonport, together with the crowned Victorian Royal Arms, and fouled anchor amidst scrolling foliage. The regulation gilt brass hilt retains virtually all of its original gilding with lion’s head pommel, crowned fouled anchor in guard and with a sprung folding sideguard. The grip covered with sharkskin and bound with copper wire. Contained in its leather scabbard with gilt copper mounts retaining virtually all the original gilding, the locket with 2 hanging rings signed on the reverse. The hilt retains its original bullion dress knot.
Blade length 29” (73.7cms) Overall length 34½” (87.5cms)