Circa 1777-1780 British Infantry Officer's
Sword, for sale
In good general condition, a circa 1777-1780 (American Revolutionary
War era) British Infantry Officer's Sword.
The hilt and curve sabre blade speak of 1775 to 1780. The remains
of the maker's name to the blade's spine may be for Craven, who
made swords from 1777. There is a period nick to the forward cutting
edge, so this sword may well have seen action during the American
Revolutionary War (American War of Independence).
The 28 3/4 inch blade is in overall good condition and with a steady
patina. Blade a tiny bit loose in the grip / hilt but less than
average. The hilt with a little distortion as is common with these
relatively frail hilts / guards, but not too much. Twisted wire
grip in good shape.
A very good example for just £600. Please quote item reference
number W49. Further / full sized pictures available upon request.
Box 1171-101x18x17 (1.606).