A Very Rare Senior Field Officer’s 1827 Naval Royal Dockyard Battalion Sword. 39” overall, 32” slightly curved fullered blade engraved with crowned fouled anchor, ‘Royal Dockyard Battalion’ with foliage and acorns, and ‘Henry Wilkinson Pall Mall London’ to one side, the other with foliage and royal coat of arms and proof mark to forte. Solid gilt half basket hilt with crowned fouled anchor, folding side guard lion’s head pommel, the backstrap with full length lion’s mane. Black fish skin grip with twisted gilt wire. In its original gilt brass scabbard with two suspension rings.
Circa 1847 A rare sword in very good condition, all original blade polish.
Royal Dockyard Battalion’s formed in 1847 from Dockyard staff and disbanded in about 1857.