Hobson and Sons (estab. 1850)
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OAMARU NAVAL ARTILLERY VOLUNTEERS NZ
On the top of the printed side is "Hobson and Sons"
On the other side is a star of David.
The hand guard is gold coloured metal. An Imperial crown on top of an anchor decorates the front. There is a small, hinged flap on the printed side (this prevents wearing on the uniform).
The back of the hilt is decorated like a lion's mane. The hand guard is protected from the lion’s mouth. The handle is decorated with wire ribbon and chagrin. Fair.
B= Scabbard, Black leather
C= Scabbard - end section.
Scabbard: H 45mm x W 784mm x D 20mm (Scabbard in two pieces, measured as if whole)