BRITISH WW1 NAVAL OFFICERS SWORD SET, COMPRISING SWORD, BELT, HANGERS AND ISSUE BAG.
Brass lions head hilt still retains much original gilt finish, the hand guard features the naval anchor with kings crown above.The white fish skin grip is in perfect condition.The blade is by Wilkinson London which is the most desirable maker to find and it is in fine condition, double etched with a beautiful floral pattern also featuring the royal coat of arms and the fouled anchor with kings crown above,the spine of the blade is stamped, London Made and it also stamped with the Wilkinson issue number (these Wilkinson issue numbers can be researched and the owners identity discovered as the sales lists still survive), the blade is also etched Geives Ltd London, this being the name of one of the the most prestigious military tailors. Black leather scabbard complete with matching gilt brass mounts.Complete with blue and gold naval sword portepee, officers black leather belt with gilt brass officers kings crown naval buckle with double black leather sword hangers and original cloth sword issue bag. A superb complete set set which could be researched and so it would make an interesting research project. [Condition: Near Mint]