This sword has had a long history in the making. The first such Royal Navy pattern sword was commissioned as early as 1805. Later, its elegant but impractical design of having a superseded solid-hilt design was developed in 1827. The blade was standardised for all Royal Navy Officers in 1846 which then paved the way for the current light-weight, single-edged straight blade, which was adopted in 1929. The sheath is interlaced with an ivory black and plated-gold design. The fine blade of this sword is intricately etched with delicate engravings.