In fair condition, an 1803P Napoleonic British Senior Infantry Officer’s Sabre / Sword
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The chequered ivory grip denotes senior officer rank. The plain cavalry style stirrup hilt / guard (only found on senior 1803P officer swords) denotes a mounted infantry officer. So likely was once worn / held / owned by a lieutenant colonel or above.
The 30 inch blade has lost any etching it once had or was an officer’s campaign sabre, and has many nicks to the cutting edge. Blade firm in hilt, the grip with a slight movement. The hilt is good but has lost most of its gilt and has a crack at the sword knot slot just before the pommel. The ivory grip is good for age but has a chip one side. The scabbard is a huge bonus but has age; the leather surface has age cracks, the gilt fittings have lost most gilt, a suspension ring and the frog button, plus they are loose. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Rare version of this sabre at a rare low price; was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference Y23. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1420-117x14x14 (1.983).