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Runkel Solingen Blue & Gilt British Light Cavalry Officer's Sabre, for sale

In good condition, a stunning Napoleonic JJ Runkel of Solingen Blue & Gilt British Light Cavalry Officer's Sabre / Sword.

Napoleonic JJ Runkel Solingen Blue & Gilt British Light Cavalry Officer's SabreImage af32 1

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With good amounts of blue and gilt etching remaining, this 1796 pattern JJ Runkel made sword has the post 1801 Royal Coat of Arms, which dates it from 1802 to 1808 when Runkel died. The blade is period sharpened and has a couple of small nicks and roughness to the forward cutting edge indicating it has been used in battle.

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The 32 inch blade is in good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard with a steady patination is good. The original leather grip is starting to look worn and frail and has worm holes; the grip wire bindings are aged but good. The sabre sheathes and draws well.

A beautiful sword that has likely afflicted some French soldier. A great price, £1850. Please quote item reference number AF32. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Box 1086-101x18x17 (2.431).

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