English Naval Officer's 5-Ball Sword by Wooley

32.25" tapered spear point blade, 1" wide at ricasso, with full-length unstopped fuller. 5.375" hilt with gilt brass 5-ball knuckle bow, forward swept quillon terminating in a flat disk and a pillow pommel. An open-work fouled anchor motif is inserted into the face of the guard. Reeded bone grip with palm swell. Lanyard ring at rear of knuckle bow. Spine of blade marked I WOOLEY. James Wooley was a London sword cutler who worked ca 1798-1815, much of the time partnered with Thomas Deakin and later John and Joseph Dutton. A nice example of a Napoleonic Era British naval officer's sword.


Good. Blade with a mottled dark grey over pewter patina showing oxidized discoloration and some surface scale. Blade solid in hilt, grip with some minor chipping. Brass guard retains some gold gilt, pommel cap is loose.

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
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