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Circa 1745-1750 British Cavalry Trooper's Backsword, sold

In good condition, a rare mid 18th Century British / English cavalry trooper's backsword.

Circa 1745-1750 British Cavalry Trooper's Backswordimage O42 1

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Most likely Prussian made, an English cavalry / horseman's sword of circa 1745 to 1750, bearing a stylized mark of King George 2nd (also with feint remains of crowned monarch's engraving to front disk of guard). With clear signs of period battle damage (nicks to the forward cutting edge and small cuts to the forte / ricasso), possibly Culloden but more likely the ill-fated Battle of Lauffeldt during the War of the Austrian Succession ("King George’s War") where the British, Hanoverians, Austrians and Dutch were defeated by the larger French army.

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The 31 inch blade is in very good condition for its age except for said battle damage. King's head stamps to both sides of the blade, a talismanic (for good luck) 8 ray sun stamp above one, on one side. The blade firm in the hilt. The hilt guard, a very unusual and impressive transitional style in very good order. The silver metal wire grip very good for its age.

Go on, try and find another one, and then tell us what you think of our low, low price of only £????. Please quote item reference number O42 (1368). Further / full sized images upon request.

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