In very good condition, a super rare Napoleonic Scottish General’s Sword
The downward circular pas-de-ane rings inside the hilt shows this is a Napoleonic British general’s sword. The ball chape to the scabbard show this was a Scottish officer. The field service steel scabbard with twin suspension loops / rings show this was a field officer, not a desk general. If only this sword could talk and tell us who once owned and held it, and maybe even where.
The 31 1/4 inch fighting blade has some of its blue and gilt etching remaining, enough to see “Warranted” and a post-1801 British Royal Coat of Arms; no maker’s name. The blade is firm in the hilt and grip. The hilt / guard has some gilt finish remaining and is in good shape. The grip and twisted grip wire all good. The browned steel scabbard has some wear but is way above average. The sword sheathes and draws a little loosely so the scabbard’s internal wooden slats have gone.
Super rare; find another! Get this rarest of pieces of history for just (was) £2000, now £1600 . Please quote item ref AF69. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1245-121x18x16 (2.060).