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Georgian British Infantry Flank Officer's Sabre / Sword, sold

In good condition, a Napoleonic wars British infantry flank officer's sabre and scabbard.

Napoleonic Wars / Georgian British Infantry Flank Officer's Sabre / Swordimage E19 1

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This is a lovely light in the hand yet effective slashing weapon which was once held by a Britain infantry flank officer during the Napoleonic wars. It is difficult to tell if the plain blade is as a result of over zealous "cleaning" or that it was always plain, a campaign sabre (where the officer kept his fancy, unsharpened blue and gilt etched dress sword for formal occasions), but we think it is the later.

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The plain 29 1/2 inch blade, typical for a flank officer, is in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The steel stirrup hilt with a pleasant light patina throughout is in good condition. The fishskin grip has some wear and one small loss patch, but is well above average. The silver twisted grip wire bindings are good, just one strand / turn a little astray, the flattened section ferule typical of many a quality British sword maker of the time. The scabbard has a deep attractive patina; it has lost its two suspension rings. The sword sheathes and draws very well. It truly is a lovely sword to hold.

Who knows what service this sabre saw, you get a lot of evocative investment for the money. Full sized / additional photos available upon request. Please quote item reference number E19(814).

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