USN Officers dress Sword NS Meyer Inc. Defender, Sweet!
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Sold Date: 03/06/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Militaria & Weapons
Absolutely wonderful NS Meyer Inc. United States Naval Officers Dress Sword, Defender trade mark model. Unpersonalized, with absolutely stunning etching, 24k gold plated brass hilt and fittings, twisted gold wire around real stingray grip (yes, genuine sting ray, super cool...), in excellent condition. Scabbard is in top condition, leather is almost completely intact and in stunning condition, the scabbard has a few dings and dents but is in fantastic physical condition, totaly solid, all brass fittings are screwed in and tight, the tip of the sword has a tiny amount (about 3/4 of an inch down the tip in total) of bend (not bent, a little warbled for lack of a better term, have a picture if you would like to see it, please ask..., have more pics of the etchings as well).... from someone poking it into something at some point of time, unfortunate, otherwise, nearly perfect.....NS Meyer Inc has some dubious history We believe, we think got into trouble with the Feds (price fixing, ouch) and were forced to stop making the swords, out of New York, we think.... A super nice piece to cherish for the times to come... Condition: Excellent!!!!! Size: 38 1/2 inches from end to end w/scabbard, sword itself is 37 1/2 inches long, scabbard is 31 7/8 inches long by itself, blade itself is 32 inches long, hilt is 5 1/2 inches long by 5 1/2 inches tall by 3 inches wide (at the widest points of hilt), etching runs 17 1/4 inches down blade, blood furrow runs 23 inches down blade. Full size officers dress sword....
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