1780P (Revolutionary War era) English Infantry
Officer's Sword, Sold
A good 1775/1780 pattern (American War of Independence / Revolutionary
War era) English infantry officer's sword.
This pattern of curved bladed sword was first introduced around
1775 and very few good examples exist today. This one is particularly
nice courtesy of the dragon etching on the blade, as in St George
and the Dragon.
The 24 3/4 inch curved blade typical of the era is in overall very
good order, the etching of course aged, a pleasing patina throughout
the blade, firm in the hilt. The fluted hardwood grip a little loose,
as to be expected, but in overall good though worn condition. A
well above average example and well worth £? (too late, now
sold) . Further / full sized pictures available upon request. My
item reference number 943 (433).