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A superb antique Naval Officers Sword in leather mounted scabbard by Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London, engraved J.Wilson. R.N 8th August 1874.

The sword features a brass foliage basket with a crown and anchor plaque, a nd a decorative shagreen hilt that terminates in a lion's head.

The single 80cm etched blade, double-edged at the point is cut with a long deep central fuller and is elaborately etched.

It is stamped with the serial number 21080, and it comes with its original leather scabbard.

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 9 x Width 97 x Depth 10

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 inches x Width 3 feet, 2 inches x Depth 4 inches

Wilkinson Sword set the standards for contemporary firearms. From its origins in the eighteenth century, Wilkinson Sword always represented the highest possible standards and most advanced technology of the sword maker's craft.

The company was founded by Henry Nock in the year 1772. Although accounts of his background are sketchy, it is thought that Henry Nock learnt his craft as a gun maker in Birmingham and came to London to seek his fortune. He made his name quickly, with a series of brilliant innovations that transformed the design and performance of sporting and military firearms, such as the 'screwless' lock.

When the British Government placed an order for 10,000 flintlock muskets and bayonets - then by far the largest contract ever - Wilkinson Sword became universally known as the supreme gun maker of the age.

In 1804, James Nock was appointed Gun Maker to George III, thus beginning a relationship between Wilkinson Sword and the British monarchy, which has lasted to the present day. On his death, that same year, Nock passed on the business to his apprentice and son-in-law, James Wilkinson, who had worked for the last ten years as Nock's foreman and general manager. *

James Wilkinson continued making guns for the Board of Ordnance as well as the leading gentry of the day as the Wilkinson Sword record books reveal - but he did not possess the innovative spirit of his forebear. Indeed it was his son Henry who took the company to even greater heights, extending the tradition of excellence into sword manufacture.

Width

97.0 cm

Height

9.0 cm

Depth

10.0 cm

Date of manufacture

1800s

Period

Unknown

Condition

Refurbished

Materials

Brass

Item location

London, United Kingdom

SKU

81946639

Seller

Tino_8f8a

Seller VAT status

Seller is VAT registered. VAT number: GB393837800

Wear conditions

Excellent

Shows little to no signs of wear and tear.

Good

May show slight traces of use in keeping with age. Most vintage and antique items fit into this condition.

Average

Likely to show signs of some light scratching and ageing but still remains in a fair condition.

Apparent Wear and Tear

Visible signs of previous use including scratches, chips or stains.

Needs Restoration

Structurally sound but recommended for upcycling, re-upholstering or restoration before use.

Please refer to condition report, images or make a seller enquiry for additional information.

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Less than one week

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