1755P Harvey made British Heavy Cavalry Trooper's
In sound condition, a rare 1755 Pattern Harvey made British Heavy
Cavalry Trooper's Backsword.
The maker's name "Harvey" still just visible to the forte.
This is an exceptionally rare sword. The British did not have designated
heavy cavalry (cuirassiers) mid-18C but Dragoon Guards (and the
Household Cavalry). But these were big men on big horses and this
is a big, heavy sword.
The 36 inch blade is in solid / sound condition, but aged and with
some light rust, and firm in the hilt. The hilt with some rust especially
to the inside of the guard (now treated) but is solid (small fracture
to one bar). The leather grip maybe original or maybe a period replacement,
but is clearly old / aged (but sound).
A rare sword at a good price; £? (too late, now sold). Please
quote item reference R43 (0535). Further / full sized images available