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Small-sword which belonged to a surgeon in the Royal Navy Civil Branch
Small-sword which belonged to a surgeon in the Royal Navy Civil Branch - Medical. The hilt of the sword is gilt. The olive-shaped gilt pommel is joined to the pas d'ane by a gilt knuckle bow, and a gilt boat shell. The black fish-skin grip is bound with three gilt wires. Attached to either side of the grip, is a gilt tablet, engraved with a motif of an anchor with a snake twisted around the shank. This is the seal of the Sick and Hurt Board, which is the Royal Navy Civil Branch - Medical. The straight steel blade consists of a hollow triangular section decorated on both sides with the Royal crown.
- Image reference: E5474
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London