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Royal Kitchens by KotomiCreations

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Dress Sword Bearing the Coat of Arms of the City of London

An English small sword, with flat tapering blade, each face with etched decoration and detail including a shield and crossed flags, the gilt metal shell guard with applied white medal, London Coat of Arms with Latin inscription ‘Domine Dirige Nos’ - 'Lord Direct Us’, the wooden swelling grip within wirework binding, the hilt and knuckle guard terminating with a pommel formed as a crow, within leather scabbard, blade 31.5 (80cm) long, 37.75 (96cm) long overall. Wirework loose, thin and sparse in sections, possibly incomplete. Leather scabbard cast metal top iss loose. When pushed back together scabbard is too short by 0.5 (1.5cm). Wear, rubbing and losses to gilt metal fittings.