This Honourable East India Company [HEIC] navy officer's five-ball spadroon-bladed sword dates ca.1795-1805. Central medallion on the grip is nicely engraved with the HEIC symbol, the Rampant Lion. The side loop on the cross-guard was period-removed, an alteration not infrequently seen, ostensibly to prevent it from getting snugged on things and chafing the uniform. Blade is 32"/82 cm long, decorated with various scrolls, talismanic symbols, strand of arms, and, most importantly, a female figure resting on an anchor, either Britannia or a representation of female Genius of Victory on high seas. Interestingly, blade was period silver-plated or tin-plated, with much of plating now worn. I have seen this done to two other naval officers swords, undoubtedly an extra cost to the officer to prevent blade from rusting in the salty environment. Hilt exhibits looseness, but the sword is still quite presentable. This is a rare sword indeed!