Sentenashi said:I'm on it.slim said:So that's started then................... All you potential occifers start investigating who in your family can afford to pay for your sword. If you are lucky you may have more than one member and they can fight it out between them for who pays. :w00t:SUYAIB said:Fully agree with you GT2DS, my OH and Parents bought me mine. Family heirlooms must start somewhere!Gonetothedarkside said:CTFAIRWAY you are missing the point, no one has said there is a 'need' to buy a sword, as you rightly point out you can sign a sword out and a lot of officers do this. But equally there is a large amount of us who have brought a sword/had one brought for us as a sign of our progression - look on it as an 'advanced' version of having your hooks issued to you for the first time.ctfairway said:There is absolutely no need to spend any money on buying your own sword or geting anyone to buy it for you. Every ship and establishment has smart "as new" pussers swords available to borrow on the VERY rare occasions you might need one. Nearly all the swords you see on parade at BRNC are borrowed this way.
I suspect that I will only use my sword a couple of times in my career, that doesn't bother me, the fact that I am the first of 9 generations of Naval folk that has the right to own and carry a Naval officers sword is what is important to me. The ability to pass this on to my son or daughter, should they choose the RN as a career path would more than pay for it.
Don't bother, as an occifer steward the only time you get to carry a sword is from your occifers cabin to your grot. You then clean it and return it to your occifer :w00t: