Royal Navy

1827 Royal Navy Master-at-Arms / Warrant Officers Sword and Scabbard

1827 Royal Navy Master-at-Arms / Warrant Officers Sword and Scabbard

The original Royal Naval sword was designed in 1805, although elegant in design it proved impractical and was replaced in 1827 by the solid hilt variant. In 1832 the Royal Navy stipulated that Warrant Officers swords would be distinguished by black hilts and a stepped pommel. In 1846 the Royal Naval blade was standardised for all Royal Naval personnel, with the current lighter, straight single-edged blade being commissioned into service in 1929.

The current M.O.D regulation Warrant Officer / MAA sword features a traditional sculpted 24 karat gold-plated stepped pommel and gold- plated hilt bearing the Naval insignia. The grip is finished in dyed and age dried black ray skin whilst the scabbard is made of black buffalo rawhide and fitted with three gold plated mounts.

Crown Swords is the only UK company to provide every pattern of sword and scabbard currently in use by the British and Commonwealth Armed Forces. All of our materials, including our steel, is sourced from UK registered suppliers. Renowned as one of the finest in the world, our steel is produced in a Ministry of Defence audited and approved plant by ISO 9001 accredited WSC UK.

All swords adhere strictly to current MOD regulation and are commissioned to be carried on parade by officers of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and Commonwealth.

Each stage of production is overseen by the Former General Manager of Wilkinson Sword, Mr. Malcolm Ordever.

Mr. Malcolm Ordever
Former General Manager of Wilkinson Sword
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Sword Specification

Blade
High carbon, hardened and tempered steel acid etched to the 1827 pattern
Length of blade shoulder to point
795mm ± 5mm
Width of blade at shoulder
21mm ± 0.75mm
Thickness of blade at shoulder
5.5mm ± 0.1mm
Overall length of sword
935mm ± 5mm
Weight of sword
760g ± 60g
Pommel
24-Karat gold plated brass
Pommel Nut
24-Karat gold plated brass polished
Guard
24-Karat gold plated brass stamping 1.6mm polished
Cartouche
24-Karat gold plated brass stamped badge polished
Ferrule
24-Karat gold plated brass polished
Grip
Wooden core covered in blackened fish skin woven with gold-plated copper wire
Clip
Brass gold-plated spring mechanism attached to the tang will spring load the fall down engaging and securing the sword to the peg of the scabbard. Spring housed inside the millet and therefore will not be visible
Scabbard
Buffalo Rawhide blacked with brass gold-plated mounts, rings, mouthpiece and laurels
User
Warrant Officers and Master-At-Arms of the Royal Navy
NSN
8465-99-869-5952