Five Ball Spadroon 1786 Pattern British Infantry
Poor condition English 1786 Pattern 5 Ball Spadroon British Infantry
The above picture shows the temporary backpiece and pommel I molded
onto the sword with terra cotta modeler's clay (and then painted)
to give the sword some dignity / make it look as it should. This
can be left in place or easily removed.
This is such a rare sword, after 4 years of collecting, this is
the best example I have been able to get! As you can see from the
pictures left and below, from before I added a temporary backpiece
for display purposes, part of the hilt is missing. The blade is
83.3 cm long and firm in the hilt; it is well rusted but with stable
black rust and the blade is still quite strong. I am pretty sure
this is an infantry, not naval version of the five ball spadroon
but I may be wrong. Further pictures available upon request.