1786P British Infantry Sergeant's Field Service
Sword by Mole, For Sale
In good condition, a rare 1786 Pattern British Infantry Sergeant's
Field Service Sword by Mole, scabbard dated October 1800.
The solid guard means this is a 1786 pattern British infantry
officer's sword but with an over sized pommel, plain blade, maker
"Gill" stamp to the spine and "10/00" engraved
to the scabbard means this is a rare sergeant's version. The field
steel scabbard means this sword was made for active service.
The 31 1/2 inch period sharpened blade is in generally good condition
but for a couple of minor nicks to the cutting edge. Blade firm
in the hilt. The brass hilt in very good condition for its age.
The faux twisted wire grip (actually a sheath / band of tooled copper
metal) is in good condition. The steel scabbard with a ding and
patina / light rust in good condition for age. The sword sheathes
and draws well.
A rare sword in outstanding condition for its age and type; a snitch
at £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference U44
(0865). Further / full sized images available upon request.