Up until 1805 the Royal Navy did not have a regulation pattern sword. The sword that was introduced was modelled on the 1803 pattern infantry sabre that was previously carried by Navy and Marine officers.
The 1805 pattern sword was used by Lord Horatio Nelson and he was no doubt armed with it at his most famous battle, The Battle of Trafalgar. After he was killed at the battle his sword was returned to England and is now on display in the Nelson Museum, Great Yarmouth, England.
This sword was in constant use until it was replaced in 1827 by a newer model. The polished blade has been forged from EN9 steel and has been well tempered.
Total length: 95 cm