Lord Nelson’s fighting sword is set to fetch £50,000: Blade ‘once owned by Bonnie Prince Charlie’ and later used in battle by British naval hero during Napoleonic Wars heads to auction

By Harry Howard 10th September 2021

Lord Nelson’s fighting sword is set to fetch £50,000: Blade ‘once owned by Bonnie Prince Charlie’ and later used in battle by British naval hero during Napoleonic Wars heads to auction

  • Admiral Nelson is believed to have used weapon in battles against the French
  • Gave blade to nephew William Maurice Suckling – who served under him 
  • Nelson’s great-nephew claimed sword was once owned by Bonnie Prince Charlie

To be displayed at the Chelsea Antiques Fair in London and selling it through the antique online portal 2Covet.

Admiral Lord Nelson’s silver hanger sword

Mr Wallrock, of Wick Antiques, Lymington, Hampshire, said: ‘There is no doubt that this was Nelson’s sword – he may well have used it in action against the French.

‘It remained in the Suckling family until 2003 when it was sold to a collector as “Nelson’s sword”, and if you study the description in the book and this sword it is indisputably it.

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