This British Royal Navy officer's fighting sword dates from the very turn of the 19th century, and is mounted with a strong 71 cm long and slightly curved blade. Blade has some staining and spots of pitting. The large and wide hilt is big enough to accommodate a hand in a padded glove, and has a a very thick knuckle bow. The ebony grip is shaped to hand, and has chipped at top and bottom. Both langets are engraved with uncrowned fouled anchors. The rear langet was drilled to accommodate the retaining pin of the scabbard, now long gone. A fine Trafalgar-period British naval battle sword.