Yep, as a not so young officer, I bought my own when I knew that I had hacked Dartmouth. The full kit; sword, scabbard, belt, gilt and knot cost me the stupendous sum of Â£105.00 but I was somewhat surprised to learn that the three Australian officers on my course paid just Â£25.00 for theirs. Apparently, the RAN had bought a Chacon load from Gieves in the fifties and continued to sell them to their newly graduating officers at cost. Bloody Ozzies! Mine, however, continued to serve me very well for many years when we still had regular divisions and, old fool and ex Ganges Boy that I am, I'm still damn proud of it!