Item #: BQ3340 -- A Scarce British Naval Officer's Saber, Ca. 1800 -- $1375.00
A British naval officer's saber with grooved sharkskin covered grip with surface wear, lacking the twisted wire binding. Cast gilt brass mounts with engraved fouled anchor on the langet. Lionhead pommel with broken guard displaying a separated period repair. The original curved fullered blade has not been reseated and is not etched or maker marked. The blade shows an old blued finish with light surface rust. The scarce original leather scabbard is brass mounted and is missing the suspension rings. The leather is a bit dry with surface flaking but still flexible. The scabbard mounts are loose. Very good condition with minor edge nick to the blade; an excellent candidate for restoration or an excellent example of the sort of blade carried by officers in Lord Admiral Nelson's Navy at the time of the Battle of Trafalgar for display with lots of eye appeal as is. 87.2 cm. overall in scabbard.