1820's British Bandmaster's Sword (sold)
A circa 1820 British bandmaster's or possibly musician's sword,
almost certainly Household Cavalry.
The stylized flaming grenade, straight blade and heavy cavalry
style scabbard drag all point to this being a bandmaster of the
Household Cavalry's sword. The 28 1/2 inch blade is plain, I believe
through over-cleaning. The brass grip on one side is marked "Lmb".
I believe this marking to be later, perhaps when the sword was handed
down from the original regiment owners to another possibly reservist
/ territorial regiment. The "mb" almost certainly meaning
"military band", the "L" possibly lost to the
winds of time.
In any event, these early 19th Century swords are very rare. Further
/ full sized images available upon request. My item reference number