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1861P British HAC Light Cavalry Officer's Sword, sold

In good condition, a very rare light cavalry version of the Honorable Artillery Company officer's sword.

1861 Patt British Honorable Artillery Company Light Cavalry Officer's Swordimage F11 1

Sold Item Notice

This is a very rare version of the Honorable Artillery Company officer's sword, one without the shell guard and bulbous inner lip, denoting it was made for one of the few members of the HAC Light Cavalry, formed in 1861 as protector of the Lord Mayor.

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Etched one side of the "Percy" blade with the original owner's initials "GER" and "HAC" for Honorable Artillery Company the other, this may allow for the original owner to be identified and researched.

The 31 inch blade is in good order, the etching still very clear except for the ricasso area which shows the maker's name. The blade is firm in the hilt, the hilt generally good, the fishskin grip and twisted grip wire bindings in very good condition. The leather and gilt metal fittings scabbard very old and worn but an absolute bonus that it still exists; the "repair" indicating the leather has split / broken. If required, you should be able to have a local leather worker replace the leather entirely for a cost of around £100.

In any event a rare sword at a very good price of £? (too late, now sold). Further / large images available upon request. Please quote item reference number F11 (872).

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