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EARLY VICTORIAN NAVAL OFFICERS SWORD.
This very nice British naval officers sword dates to about 1850 / 1860. Highly detailed lions head pommel, the hand guard features the fouled anchor and the Victorian crown, the folding guard on the reverse side is the early style with out the locking pin. Fish skin grip is in excellent condition with just one tiny crack under the hilt but it is not a problem and it is what you would expect with a sword of this age. The blade is double etched with naval designs and also the Victorian crown and Royal coat of arms, the sword is also maker marked, Mackay & Co, 120 New Bond street, London and it also has an inset proof mark. The blade shows some light age wear but over all it is still very nice. Complete with black leather scabbard with three brass mounts, the center mount is plain but the upper and lower mounts are both decorated, the upper mount also has two suspension rings which is only normally seen on British naval swords of early vintage. [Condition: Exc++]