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An 1805- Pattern Stirrup hilt Naval Officer’s sword © Christie’s

with good 32½in. etched steel blade, gilt brass hilt, tassel and scabbard and a small quantity of belting and buckles; together with a copy of Regulations and Instructions relating to His Majesty’s Service at Sea, London, 1772 containing a wealth of detail for conduct and administration in all ranks.

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