In aged and probably battle damaged condition, a scarce American Revolutionary War Era British Infantry Officers Short Saber / Sabre
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There is no maker’s name to this sword. A near if not identical one can be found on page 326 of Bezdek’s Swords and Sword Makers of England and Scotland. These swords were much derided by British / English infantry officers as they were comparatively frail and offered little hand protection, which is why most are in such poor condition. This particular sword has seemingly period forward cross guard damage and nicks to the cutting edge, so it may well have been in the American Revolutionary War (American War of Independence).
The 25 inch blade has a steady age patina and is in good condition, save for some very old small nicks (they have patina and no burr) to the forward cutting edge; the nicks are not sword on sword but more likely sword on uniform. The blade is firm in the grip but the hilt (small forward section missing; break appears period) has movement. The wooden grip, probably walnut, is in good order but with some chips; the twisted grip wire is gone. The early style lions head pommel looks to the side, not forward any more. No scabbard.
Actually in above average condition and with a distinct possibility it was involved in conflict. An evocative investment for was £? (too late, now sold). Please quite reference number X04. Further / full sized photos available upon request. Tube number 1235-105×16 (1.886).