1803 Pattern Senior British Infantry Officer's
Sword / Sabre, Sold
In very good condition with 80% to 90% blue and gilt etch remaining,
a scarce 1803 pattern British infantry officer's sword / sabre with
ivory grip for a senior ranking field officer. Made by Woolley,
Deakin & Co, retailed by Salters of London, with original officer's
name "J Gagen" engraved to langet. The plain stirrup hilt
and slightly shorter blade for a flank officer.
About as good as it gets, plenty of blue and gilt remaining and
in good condition, much better than most other dealer's swords at
this price, with the original owner's name, so plenty of research
opportunity. Famous sword makers Woolley, Deakin & Co only used
that trading name from 1805 to 1806.
The 26 3/4 inch blade is in very good condition, 90% blue and gilt
remaining one side, 80% the other, firm in the hilt. The finely
carved ivory grip is in very good shape, the hilt retaining much
gilt. The original scabbard and gilt metal fittings are in sound
to good condition, the middle fitting further down than normal,
the top fitting with the retailer / cutler's name "Salter,
Sword Cutler and Jeweller, 35 Strand"; Salter was a prestigious
retailer who supplied to the like of Lord Nelson. The scabbard leather
a little aged. The sword sheathes and draws well.
A museum quality Napoleonic blue and gilt sword with provenance.
Please quote item reference J13 (1094). Further / full sized images
available upon request.