Here is a photo of the finished product which is up above the sample boards in my showroom ( a bit of a squeeze but still looks good ).
The photos don't really do it justice as you get reflection from the glass and we don't have the best camera in the world.
I mounted it on the wall with security brackets which means that it can't be pulled off of the wall and because this makes it sit nice and flat against the wall.
I am not going to say it was easy to put up, as the screws in the wall need to be aligned to the exact measurement between the security brackets and also have to be perfectly level.
I used an old rustic style moulding for the frame to keep with the age of the sword (1853).
I also stained the box that I made and added a couple of extra strips of timber to make it look old.
This photo shows the chrome hooks that I used to sit the sword on so that it can be easily removed.
The frame is hinged onto the front of the box from the top so that it can be opened like a cabinet to remove the sword and cover. I used antique style hinges to match the old look.
It also has a latch at the bottom with a small padlock so that it is secure.