In very good (replated) condition, a rare British 1821 Pattern Royal Artillery Short Sword.
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A previous owner decided to have this sword replated, so the etching is very feint, but the field canon of the Royal Artillery can still be seen. The maker’s details are feint, but appear to be for Batson of London, which would date the sword from 1910 to 1933.
The 24 1/2 inch blade’s etching is feint / in good condition (some minor plating loss / small light rust patches towards point) and firm in the hilt. Hilt in very good condition. The grip, probably a replacement, and associated twisted grip wire bindings are in very good condition. The plated steel scabbard with small plating bubbles / light rust spots and a plating crack line towards the drag is none the less in good condition. When placed squarely, the sword sheathes and draws well (it can get stuck if pushed in at an angle).
Rare sword rarely seen at such a low price; was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference X31. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1285-101x19x16 (1.836).