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BLUE & GILT 1796 LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD-SOLD

BLUE & GILT 1796 LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD-SOLD

A superb blue and gilt sword with a much more elaborate hilt than usual. It has ornate faceting on the back strap, guard, ferrule, langets, and also has a facetted ball on the quillon. It still has very good blue colour, and much gilding remaining. The blade is 32 1/2 inches long, and engraved with Crowned GR, Cavalryman, Crowned Royal Arms, Stand of Arms and foliage. Under one lancet is ... read more

Code: 50064

Reserved

1796  CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD - EXCEPTIONAL BLADE -SOLD

1796 CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD - EXCEPTIONAL BLADE -SOLD

This sword has one of the finest blades I have come across from the Georgian period. The blade is 33 inches long, and is finely engraved for half of its length on both sides, with foliage and stands of arms, and retains a lot of its original polish. The hilt has a fluted back strap and is lightly pitted, and has a copper wire bound fishskin grip. The top of the scabbard has a floral design w... read more

Code: 50056

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