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Circa 1785 British Light Cavalry Officer's Sword, For Sale

In good condition, a circa 1785 British Light Cavalry Officer's Sword.

Circa 1785 British Light Cavalry Officer's Sword

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An interesting sword in that it clearly has a late 18C British hilt / grip, but the blade, possibly older, is only 29 5/8 inches, so this sword probably was never intended as anything other than a dress sword. Date wise, we see similar grips around 1790, but on the basis the blade may not have come from an earlier sword, we have dated it to circa 1785. It should be noted that British army sword patterns were unofficial until the end of the 18C, when they started to be regulated.

The scarce swollen (no fullered) 29 5/8 inch blade has a steady patina, is in good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt also very good, gain with patina. The fluted ebonized grip is very good but has two small chips missing under the pommel.

A rare example in good order, a real bargain at only £500. Please quote item reference AD34. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Box 0466-1m (1.146).

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