Royal Navy

1827 Royal Navy Officers Sword and Scabbard

1827 Royal Navy 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 1846 the Royal Naval blade was standardised for all Royal Naval officers, with the current lighter, straight single-edged blade being commissioned into service in 1929.

The current M.O.D regulation Royal Naval officers sword features a hand sculpted 24 karat gold-plated lions head pommel, 24 karat gold-plated basket (bearing the Naval insignia) and a traditionally dyed and age dried ray skin hilt. The scabbard is hand made of black buffalo rawhide and fitted with three 24 karat 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.

Crown Swords offers a 0% finance option when purchasing any officers sword, scabbard and parade package. Enquire today to discuss your tailored plan with one of our experienced consultants.

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
790mm ± 5mm
Width of blade at shoulder
21mm ± 0.75mm
Thickness of blade at shoulder
6.5mm ± 0.1mm
Overall length of sword
950mm ± 5mm
Weight of sword
825g ± 60g
Pommel
24-Karat gold plated brass cast with lion’s head pommel
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 fish skin woven with gold-plated copper wire
Clip
24-Karat gold plated brass 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 is not be visible
Scabbard
Buffalo Rawhide blacked with gold-plated brass mounts, rings, mouthpiece and laurels
User
Commissioned Officers of the Royal Navy
NSN
8465-99-869-0393