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Stirrup hilted dress sword
Stirrup hilted dress sword, which belonged to Admiral Alfred Luckraft (circa 1792-1871). The hilt of the sword consists of a gilt stirrup guard; the langets are embossed with a crown and anchor motif. The sword has a lion's-head pommel and back-piece, the mane extending halfway down the back-piece. The sword has a blue and gold sword knot with a round tassel with a gold fringe and eighteen gold bullions. An anchor and cable motif is embroidered on each side and executed on a blue ground inside a small oval shield with a cable edge. This was the regulation sword knot for commissioned officers between 1805-1827.
- Image reference: E1080
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London