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1796 Patt. British Heavy Cavalry Officer's Dress Sword, sold

In good overall condition, a JJ Runkel (of Solingen) made 1796 pattern British heavy cavalry officer's sword.

1796 Patt. British Heavy Cavalry Officer's Dress Sword, JJ Runkel Solingenimage H38 1

Sold Item Notice

For some reason, JJ Runkel swords were particularly popular with British heavy cavalry officers; Runkel was a cutler (someone who imported blades from Solingen Prussia) and made the swords around the blades. This one bears his name "JJ Runkel Solingen" along both narrow fullers on both sides of the blade.

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The 31 1/4 inch blade is in good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt is good though has lost much of its gilt. The twisted silver metal wire grip is in good condition. In other words, a well above average example. Who knows who once held this sword and what they experienced, perhaps and perhaps quite likely in one or more of the Napoleonic wars.

A great sword at a low price. Please quote item reference number H38. Further / full sized images upon request.

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