A rare 1770P American Revolutionary War era British Infantry Officer’s Sword
Rare, not least because it comes with its original scabbard. The maker’s name, “Osborne” just barely visible on the pine. Period nicks to the cutting edge.
The cavalry style rounded chape means this infantry sword was for a senior (mounted) officer.
This is clearly a field weapon, not a dress sword of the era.
The 31 inch blade has a few period nicks to the cutting edge, but is in good though aged condition and firm in the hilt. The steel hilt / guard is aged and has an old very slight crack on the knucklebow one side of the knot slit, but is sound. The wooden grip probably had a fishskin covering originally and is worn and cracked / moves; a simple gluing may be desired. The steel field service scabbard is aged and pitted but sound. The sword sheathes and draws quite well.
A rare sword at a rare low price of £1000. Please quote item reference ZZ76. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1735-114x15x14 (2.014)