A very impressive and substantial British 1827 Pattern Naval Officer's Sword. This is one of the largest examples of an 1827 Pattern Naval Officer's Sword that I have come across in many years and this is due to the enormous pipe-backed and quillpoint blade that would have made this a devastating fighting officer's sword. This is a very early example and probably dates to no later than 1830 as it exhibits a plain blade which is symptomatic of these early pattern blades. The hilt has a finely detailed lionshead pommel and the grip is made from sharkskin and bound with brass twistwire. The half basket hilt has an embossed crown and anchor motif and it has a folding guard. The blade has dark age staining in places commensurate with its age. Both hilt and blade are rock solid with no movement. This would make a great display piece for the collector of British naval officers' swords. Blade length is 30.5 inches (36 inches overall).
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