A good example of an 1827 Master At Arms sabre, this piece has a plain blade, a black shagreen grip and a curved backstrap without the officer's Lion Head. The sword was retaled by Lake of Plymouth.
Masters At Arms are the oldest rank in the British navy, originally being in charge of the weapons stores as well as training in their use, essentially a ships senior fighting instructor. Later on they were also placed in the position of keeping discipline among ships companies making them the naval equivalent to provosts. As Warrant officers Master At Arms would often take swords from stores making this piece quite interesting as a purchased piece.
The sword is in overall good condition with a clean blade and no losses to the grip. The scabbard has some dry cracking. This sword can be yours for £345 or best offer.