A good Victorian 1846 pattern naval officer’s sword
Naval Items, Military Swords
A good Victorian 1846 pattern naval officer’s sword by E and E Emanuel c 1850. The regulation blade is etched “E & E EMANUEL Sword Cutlers to the Queen N3 Hard Portsea and 101 High St Portsmouth” together with the crowned Victorian Royal Arms, fouled anchor and foliage; the forte also etched “PROOF BLADE” and inset with Emanuel’s gilt proofmark. The regulation gilt brass hilt retains most of its original gilding, with lion’s head pommel, crowned fouled anchor in guard and with sprung folding sideguard. The grip is covered with sharkskin and bound with twisted copper wire. Contained in its leather scabbard with gilt copper mounts retaining most of their original gilding, the locket with two suspension rings and with the maker’s device on the reverse.
Blade length 30¼” (79.5cms) Overall length 37” (93.9cms)