Circa 1795 British / Scottish Fusilier Officer's
Possibly light infantry though most likely a fusilier officer's
sword, either an English regiment with a captured earlier Scottish
blade or a Scottish regiment with a family blade.
A really fine example of a late 18th Century British / Scottish
fusilier officer's sword with a 17th Century Prussian Passau Wolf
/ Ferera marked blade; either a battle spoil (from Culloden, etc.)
or a family blade. Irrespective, this is a very fine sword for the
era and makes most others look a bit like toys.
The very fine blade is pretty firm in the hilt, a little looseness,
not much. The hilt is exceptionally fine though clearly patinated
(browned). The fishskin grip is in mostly good order. The twisted
grip wire is present, a little loose in places. I would accept £1000
for this sword. Further / full sized images available upon request.
My item reference number is 548 (24)