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British Pattern Naval Officer Sword, Wilkinson

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Parade standard Naval Officer Sword by Wilkinsons.
A couple of minor blemishes on the blade but nothing to worry about.
Dates 1950s-60s, so ERII.
Scabbard in great order, as is guard, ditto brass fittings.
Original knot.
Very good all round, great for a Naval Officer who would like a quality Wilkinson for the same price as modern, Indian made junk currently being sold to junior officers of all services!
1900 Naval Cutlass British
British Naval Cutlass Pattern 1900
£600.00

Lovely Naval Cutlass made at Enfield, marked with the Navy 'N', first date stamp being '00'
Totally solid with minty grips, chip free blade and remarkably a scabbard in tip top condition.
Marked twice with Crown over 30 over E, including into the leather of the grip.
Some peppering patina but no live rust or pitting to speak off.
Blade is straight and clean, the point has its original shape, no metal missing.
Original leather washer. Never been apart.
As good an example as one could hope for. Seriously solid and satisfying in the hand.
US Navy Model M1841 Naval Cutlass
US Navy Model M1841 Naval Cutlass
£900.00

An honest example, with cracking scabbard.
Some pitting, now stable.
Still very sharp.
Marked USN1845, MASS on obverse.
All totally solid and as should be.
Saw service throughout the Mexican and Civil Wars.
British Cutlass Navy
British Officer's Presentation Navy Fighting Cutlass, C.1830
£1,050.00

Ultra rare, if not unique, British Naval Officer Cutlass, Circa 1830, by Wilkinson.
Cast Iron grip.
Wilkinson's hexagonal proof slug denoting top of the range.
Straight, double edged, 29" blade. No dents or nicks, blade is dead straight, no damage at all.
Extremely detailed etching covering almost the whole blade. Blank name panel.
The point is well shaped, no metal missing from anywhere, sword has not been at all reduced
Original leather guard liner remains (mostly).
Cutlass has never been apart. It is extremely solid, no wiggles, rattles or damage at all.
34" overall.

The drawbacks...
It has aged considerably due to poor storage.
No active rust. no deep pitting at all - virtually no pitting at all.
The blade has over patinated rendering the etching faint. The leather guard liner has dried out causing loss, clearly shown in the pictures.

This sword is exceptionally rare, no one I have spoken to or corresponded with has ever seen another like it.
Officers did not typically, or rather officially, use cutlasses. This is a cutlass of superior construction and decoration, though totally utilitarian. One would not hesitate to swing it in a scrap. Unlike most cutlasses which are designed for predominately hacking with the lunge a secondary consideration, this cutlass has a thinner double edged and fullered blade, thought has gone into how to weight it, with the thrust in the forefront of mind.
Cutlasses were not typically etched, one does not see a cutlass with a brass proof slug, let alone Wilkinson's distinctive hexagonal which indicates their highest quality product.
I don't think that it ever had a scabbard.
A real collector's piece, either for Wilkinson interest, naval interest or purely historical, a piece from Britain's ascendancy to the World's first super power.
The sword is gripped like an 1845 cutlass, however has a king's crown in the Wilkinson crest, leading me to think this piece dates to just before Queen Victoria's reign.