Rare WW1/WW2 Italian Navy Officer's Service Sword & Scabbard
LIMITED ITEM. SURPLUS - USED. NON-REFUNDABLE ITEM. Once they are gone we may not get any more.
Fantastic WWI or WWII Italian Navy Officer's Service Sword with lion's head pommel, lots of engraving & Scabbard. Gilt finished solid brass half basket guard, with Italian crown over a fouled anchor as a cartouche badge and a fold down locket to attach to the scabbard on the back edge. The brass backstrap pommel is a lion’s head and mane with royal crown and white enameled ray skin grip, bound with brass wire. The thin straight blade is finely etched to both sides with a floral pattern of trophies of arms, crowned eagle & naval scenes. Black enameled leather (most of the leather missing) scabbard is mounted with double embossed gilt fired brass lockets with and naval anchor adorned drag.
This sword captures the imagination. What might the history be for such a beautiful, deadly object. A great addition to anyone's collection
Features of the Sword:
- Condition:The engraved blade is in very good condition with some discoloration but still has a good polish - The blade is etched with military cannon, scrolls ornate foliage, eagle, and a sun, etc. -The guard is in good condition with pebbled detail and the crown over the anchor -The grip or handle has the wire wrap, which is complete but a little loose and the paint on the grip is not in perfect condition-The lion head pommel and back strap are also in good shape with nice details, the lion's mane runs down the full length of the backstrap - The scabbard does not have it's tip and along the back has opened and very little of the original leather - the large hilt is beautiful and has a folding flap on the reverse of the hilt designed with a hole to accept a male counterpart on the upper scabbard mount, effectively locking the blade in place
- Sword is complete, 100% of the etching visible and detailed on both sides of the blade. The tip to the sword is still in tact
- Name engraved: None
- The sword is size. 35 3/4" long
- The blade alone apx. 30" long.
NOTE: Over the years we have collected items with historical interest. The majority of our memorabilia is war related and we do not wish to offend anyone. We do not support or condone war but believe that historical items can remind us of our history, teach us about specific moments in time and hopefully prevent us from reliving any manmade horrific times in history. Any items we offer are intended for collectors of memorabilia and hopefully will be used for educational purposes. All of our collectables come from our own private collection via many X-service personnel and government auctions and have included Nazi party, Holocaust, Allgemeine and Waffen SS, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Kamikaze, Japanese, Australian, U.S., British items, etc. We should not forget our past but should endeavor to learn from its mistakes. It is our hope we never forget those that have died as a result of war. May god protect them!
NOTE: The picture because it was taken outside in the early sunlight, the silver looks a little blue. These pictures don't do the item justice. It is a beautiful sword.
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