Wanted: Wilkinson RN Officer's Sword

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  1. I am looking for a Wilkinson RN Officer’s sword with scabbard, sword knot (and Bag). I did buy one at Dartmouth, but for reasons I can’t remember ended up selling it to a buddy for buttons just before I left the Navy. I am getting married in July and I thought it would be a nice touch to have a sword like the one I used to have, to cut the wedding cake.

    If anyone has one in good condition and would consider selling, please let me know via PM


    Last edited: May 29, 2014
  2. Got a copy if that's any good? Got it from world wide arms in 2008

    Finished with main motors and steering
  3. Give BJ a call at rbj militaria.
    He's an ex matelot in Guzz.
    Should be able to fix you up with the genuine article if that's what your after.

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  4. Thanks for the offer / suggestion. I will keep you in mind BarneyRNSM & will try BJ.

    One of the "specialist companies" offered a refurbished one for a mere £1600 & VAT. I am sure that it is a very nice sword for that price......
  5. Brad,

    A word of warning, which came to me from a very senior Chief Steward.

    Whilst the cake cutting with the sword looks great, I was warned not to do it, as the cake can react and damage the blade. What he said was to cut the cake using the traditional knife and have the Phots take the picture with the cut cake and sword in hand.

    Sorry to be the bearer of that news, but it would be a shame to have that happen to you.
  6. Purple_twiglet

    Purple_twiglet War Hero Moderator

    Agreed with above poster - cutting cake with sword is recipe to kill the sword!
  7. I used the sword for photos only on my wedding day,you can have a loan if you want?

    Finished with main motors and steering
  8. Thanks for the warnings. My plan is to pose with the sword rather than use it as a cake knife.

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