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1803P Napoleonic British Infantry Officer's Sabre / Sword, sold

In good condition, a plain bladed (campaign / fighting) 1803 pattern British line infantry regiment officer's sabre / sword.

1803P Napoleonic British Infantry Officer's Sabre / Sword

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With some very old if not period nicks to the forward cutting edge, this sword may well have seen some service. The blade is plain with no sign of former etching, so it may well have been a so-called "campaign" sword or, indeed, it may well have been purchased by the regiment for an NCO; the lack of a middle scabbard locket (there clearly used to be a frog button on the top locket) may well further endorse the later.

In any event, it is well made and clearly period sword. The 31 3/4 inch blade has some very old wear / damage to it, plus some former back rust patches (patina). The blade is firm in the hilt, the hilt generally very good for its age, the fishskin grip a little worn (again indicating use) and the twisted grip wire bindings still present. The leather and brass / copper fittings scabbard appears to be original and complete, the leather very aged though sound. The sword sheathes and draws quite well.

A great Napoleonic sword. Please quote item reference number F59 (900). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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