Royal Air Force Officer Sword
A forged blade. Either stainless steel, high carbon steel or nickel-plated high carbon steel blade. It is hardened and tempered to ca. 48-52 ° HRC Rockwell and hand-polished. Both sides are etched using a traditional acid etching technique that that results in an etch so deep, that one can feel it with a fingernail. The length of the blade is ca. 795 mm.
Embossed brass, with Air Force crest, hand-polished, 24-carat gold-plated.
Handle covered with genuine stingray skin, wrapped with 3 gold-plated brass wires.
Solid brass screw, gold-plated.
Made of solid brass casting, gold-plated.
Real rawhide leather scabbard, hand-sewn with 24-carat gold-plated brass mountings with 2 attachments rings.
Protective cloth bag
STAINLESS STEEL * Recommended*
Longest lifetime, easy to maintain.
The etching appears in medium grey colour.
NICKEL-PLATED HIGH CARBON STEEL
Nickel acts as a protection against rust. Easy to maintain.
The etching appears in light grey colour with good contrast.
HIGH CARBON STEEL
Must be maintained with oil to avoid rust.
The etching appears in dark grey colour.
Patterns and Crests
- Air Force Officer