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1803 Pattern British infantry officer's sword / sabre, sold

In good order, a JJ Runkel bladed British 1803 pattern infantry officer's sword / sabre, as used throughout the Napoleonic wars.

1803 Pattern British infantry officer's sword / sabre, JJ Runkel blade

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With traces of an 1801-1816 British royal coat of arms and the fact the blade is by JJ Runkel, this 1803P probably was around for most of Britain's Napoleonic Wars with France. Yes, the etching is faded, the blue and gilt all gone, but the sword is still sturdy and a pleasure to hold.

The 32 inch curved blade is generally in good order, some light pitting to one side near the point, and is firm in the hilt. The hilt has lost its gilt, but is complete. The fishskin grip is very good except for one small section loss on one side. These swords are now very difficult to source, so a good investment indeed. Further / full-sized pictures available upon request. Please quote item reference number B65 (567).

 

 

 

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