The sword of Knighthood of Rt. Hon. Sir John Dodson
The sword of Knighthood of Rt. Hon. Sir John Dodson, LL.D., M.P., second ¼ of the 19th Century. The double edged blade polished and burnished. The hilt, scabbard and baldric fittings all of gilt brass. The grip is bound with twisted silver wire, and the baldric and scabbard coverings are of blue velvet. The whole preserved in remarkably good condition, the velvet and gilding bright.
Blade length 26" (66cms) Overall length including scabbard 33¾" (86cms)
Sir John Dodson appointed advocate of the Admiralty 1829, King's Advocate-General 1834, Master of the Faculties 1841, Vicar-General of the Province of Canterbury 1849, Dean of the Arches, and Judge of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1852. Provenance: Lord Monk Bretton, great grandson of Sir John Dodson.