A Victorian naval picket weight sword

Stock Code: 8096

A Victorian naval picket weight sword. 35” overall, 29” narrow fullered blade. Engraved with foliage, crowned fouled anchor and royal coat of arms and ‘S.R Gould & Son, Fore Street, Devonport’. Naval Hilt with crowned fouled anchor, engraved ‘Bligh Hill RN’. With lions head pommel, white fish skin grip, wire mostly lacking. Contained in its black leather and gilt brass mounted scabbard

 Circa 1885

Navy List of April 1889 (active officers of the RN & RM) reference to Herbert Bligh-Hill, an Assistant Paymaster with seniority from 22/4/1885 serving aboard HMS Volage, a 2nd class cruiser in training squadron.

 HMS Volage was a Volage-class corvette built for the Royal Navy in the late 1860s. She spent most of her first commission assigned to the Flying Squadron circumnavigating the world and later carried a party of astronomers to the Kerguelen Islands to observe the transit of Venus in 1874. The ship was then assigned as the senior officer's ship in South American waters until she was transferred to the Training Squadron during the 1880s. Volage was paid off in 1899 and sold for scrap in 1904.

 

 Worthy of further research.Good condition ,wire on grip missing.

 


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