Circa 1785 British Infantry Officer's 5 Ball
Long Spadroon, sold
In sound condition, a rare circa 1785 British Infantry Officer's
5 Ball Long Spadroon Sword With Antler Grip.
With a massive 35 inch blade (most infantry sword were 30 to 32
inches at that time), long enough to rival a cavalry sword for its
length, this very bespoke antler / stag horn grip 5 ball spadroon
obviously was once owned by a very tall British infantry officer.
A very unusual / bespoke and with it rare pre-regulation sword.
The 35 inch blade has patina and former (inert) rust pretty much
throughout its length but is in sound condition. The blade is firm
in the brass 5 ball hilt, which itself is in good order. The stag
horn grip is very good. There is a small recess in the hilt's cross
guard which likely once held a motif / cartouche, if only we knew
what it was!
Try and find another! What a great buy at just £? (too late,
now sold). Please quote item reference U66 (0907). Further / full
sized images available upon request.