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Hilt of sword, Royal Marines
Royal Marines sword, the hilt of the sword consists of a gilt, half-basket guard with the Royal cipher 'VR' below a crown, which is inserted in the outer bars. The black fish-skin grip is bound with three gold wires. The Wilkinson steel blade, is flat-backed and slightly curved with a spear point. The steel scabbard has two bands with rings for belt slings. There is a spring clip at the top of the top locket to engage with the hole in the hilt, which was added by the owner of the sword and is not original.
- Image reference: E1096
- National Maritime Museum