1827 pattern. Gilt Gothic hilt with crowned fouled anchor and folding side guard. Wire wrapped sharkskin grip. 30 7/8” curved broad fullered blade with inset proof to the forte. The reverse with just PORTSMOUTH remaining of the maker’s name. The crowned anchor devise incorporates the Georgian crown dating the sword (nominally) before 1837 and after 1827, the year of adoption of the pattern. The hilt retains considerable gilt. A short crack to the heel of the grip. Both covering and wrap complete. Blade with smooth patina, the 2” at the point with some pitting. The balance with light wear from use which has obscured the lightly applied etched decoration. This sword served its first owner during a period in which the Royal Navy was engaged in the expansion in India and fighting pirates in the Atlantic.
Stock Number: FNS2398

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