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Circa 1790 British Senior Army / Infantry Officer's Sword, Sold

In overall good though aged condition, a late 18C (circa 1790) (disastrous Flanders Campaign era) British Senior Army / Infantry Officer's Sword.

Late 18C (circa 1790) British Senior Army / Infantry Officer's Swordimage ae62 1

Sold Item Notice

In the style of a yeomanry cavalry officer's sword, but shorter for a senior infantry officers. Circa 1790, when British swords were only just being regulated pattern wise, officers were still able to show off their individuality and wealth; with an ivory grip, the later certainly applies here and would only be worn by a senior officer (lower ranks would not dare try to rise above their station).

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The 26 3/4 inch blade is in good condition with a steady patina throughout, firm in the hilt. The hilt with heart shaped motif to forward guard in very good condition for its age. The chunky ivory grip has faired very well over the years, just a few cracks and small chip. The leather and highly patina blackened brass fitting scabbard is good for age but the central band is leather, not brass and may be a period replacement / modification as it has a lot of age. The sword sheaths and draws well.

A well above average Flanders Campaign era British infantry officer's sword. Well worth the £? (too late, now sold) price tag. Please quote item reference AE62 (0956). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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