In overall good condition, an 18C / American Revolutionary War era British Infantry Officer’s Long Sword, for sale.
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A rare sword often confused with the near identical later Tower of London Yeoman’s sword (with lion guard). This British infantry long sword with a Hanoverian Horse to the guard was in use from 1737 to just after the American War of Independence (American Revolutionary War), though “officially” the pattern went out of production around 1760 . “Long Sword” in that generally, British swords tended to have 25 or thereabouts inch blades during this period. “Officially” a 1737-1760 British infantry “hanger” that frequently saw service until around 1785.
The 29 1/4 inch period sharpened (both sides) raised spine blade is in good condition with some roughness to the forward cutting edge so as to indicate it did get used. Blade firm in the hilt. The brass hilt with a break to the knuckle bow and quillon missing is in aged condition but sound. The silver wire of the grip has come loose exposing the original wooden base.
Rare sword which is actually in above average condition. Snap it up quick at this price; was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference X55. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box ?