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Solid half-basket hilted sword
Solid half-basket hilted sword, which belonged to Gunner George Ellis (active 1823-1885). The hilt of the sword consists of a gilt solid half-basket guard with raised bars, and a crown and anchor badge. There is a hinged flap on the inside of the guard. The pommel is plain with a prominent tang button and a ribbed back-piece. The black fish-skin grip is bound with three gilt wires. Gunner George Ellis (active 1823-1885) was promoted to the rank of Gunner on the 24th December 1874. He died on the 2nd May 1885, aged 62 at Lewes, West Sussex. As a Warrant Officer he served in HMS 'Opal', 'Pioneer', 'Audacious', 'Dasher' and 'Rupert'.
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- Image reference: E1228
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London