Make Light of Letters
The days when swords were used in battle may be long past, but Her Majesty's Navy still demands the very finest standards for those worn by its officers on ceremonial occasions; they cost £1,000 each. In these intricately detailed 1:3 scale (approx) replicas the hilt, backplate and head pommel are gold-plated alloy castings, and the blades are stainless steel. They are beautifully crafted – truly remarkable value – and also have a practical use as a very effective letter opener.
Each sword measures 12" in length and the blade can be engraved with your name, rank & service number or message of your choice up to 40 characters. Your sword will come in a deluxe presentation box which can be personalised with your service details and/or personalised message up to 50 characters.
Considered by some to be the best fighting sword ever issued to a British officer. Our miniature sword is an intricate replica of the 1897 pattern sword still carried by Infantry officers serving today. Both the original and our replica feature the closed nickel-plated three-quarter basket hilt and a back-piece. The grip on the original would have been black fish-skin wrapped with a silver plated copper wire.
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