US Navy Dress Sword Shagreen Scabbard Etched USN WW1

US Navy Dress Sword Shagreen Scabbard Etched USN WW1

$1,200 (USD)

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This auction is for a vintage US Navy Dress Sword with a metal wrapped shagreen handle and etched blade featuring Navy symbols. The blade has the name of the original owner A.K. Taylor. We acquired the piece from Mr. Taylor’s family near us, here in California. We believe the sword dates to the World War 1 era. The sword measures 35- 1/2 inches in overall length. Weight of the sword and scabbard is 2 pounds 12 ounces. We did not find any obvious manufacturer markings. The scabbard has the stamped number 10 at several points. The blade is in very good condition on the side with the Taylor name, with a few spots of light surface rust concentrated in a 2 inch area about 6 inches from the tip. the other side has more substantial rust as shown in the photos, especially from 6 and 1/2 inches from the tip to 11-1/2 inches in, with damage to the surface finish. The rust appears old. We have provided a couple pictures that show this area.


Country/region of manufactureUnited States