In sound condition, a scarce 1832P Royal Horse Guards Officer’s Sword & Scabbard.
Etched at the forte / ricasso to Hamburger Rogers & Co of London, this 1832 Pattern Household Cavalry / Royal Horse Guards Officer’s Sword & Scabbard dates (courtesy of the pattern and maker’s details) to 1840 or soon after.
The 37 7/8 inch hatchet pointed plain (except for maker’s details) blade is sound but has a low number of small plating loss bubbles throughout, plus a rust patch towards the point. Blade with a little movement in the hilt / guard and grip. The brass guard, weak by nature, unsurprisingly has some damage; broken bar joints (where the “bars” join the front plate / guard – likely a fairly easy repair job for a handyman). The grip has lost its fishskin surface and twisted grip wire. The scabbard is aged with rust and wear, plus has lost its brass chape / drag. The sword sheathes and draws loosely (the internal lining wooden slats have gone).
No, not the best RHG 1832P but they are scarce to rare and normally cost multiple thousands; this one costs just (was) £875, now £700 . Please quote item reference Y78. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1482-117x15x14 (2.103).