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Solid half-basket hilt
Solid half-basket hilted sword, which belonged to Captain William Hans Blake (died 1874). This sword belonged to Captain William Hans Blake (died 1874), who must have obtained it when he went to sea in about 1846. He became a Mate on the 29th October 1852 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on the 2nd September 1854. He became a Commander on the 26th June 1860 and was promoted to the rank of Captain on the 14th September 1867. Captain Blake wore this sword throughout his service career. He died in 1874.
- Image reference: E1181
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London