1800's British Infantry General's Rapier
Sword, for sale
In very good condition for its age (scabbard with defects), a
rare Napoleonic 1800's British Infantry General's Rapier Sword with
Prussian Tomas Ailalas Blade.
Circa 1800, this rapier bladed general's sword is similar to the
1796P heavy cavalry dress sword but longer and with "Pas de
Ane Rings" inside the boat shell guard. The blade marked to
"Tomas Ailalas"; a high value / prestigious Prussian made
blade of the era in honour of Tomás de Ayala (early 17C legendary
The 33 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition, some very old
slight nicks, and firm in the hilt. The hilt interior reflecting
the rapier theme of this sword showing the first section of the
tang within the Pas de Ane Rings. The original twisted silver wire
grip in astonishingly very good condition. The scabbard has lost
the lower fitting and leather but is otherwise good, though aged.
The sword sheaths and draws well.
Who knows who once owned and carried this sword, especially as
it may have been used! What we can say is that it is a rare item
in well above average condition, and therefore worth every penny
of £1500. Please quote item reference T12. Further / full
sized images available upon request. Box 0732-121x18x17 (1.707).