1796M Spanish Officer's Sword, Peninsular
War Trophy, for sale
In good condition, a very rare 1796M / Pre-1815 Spanish Officer's
Sword, Napoleonic Peninsular War Trophy (British Capture).
A really, very rare sword. This is a British capture / bring back
from the Napoleonic Peninsular War; captured from a Spanish officer
when the Spanish were supporting / fighting alongside the Napoleonic
Imperial French Army against Portugal and Britain. The blade is
dated to 1796. The hilt / guard is pre-1815, distinguishable by
the little roman style crown. The scabbard is a later British life
guards scabbard which has been made especially for the sword / blade.
So the sword was therefore captured by a member of the British 2nd
Life Guards from an injured / dead / captured enemy Spanish officer,
while the Life Guardsman was serving on the Iberian Peninsular.
The 29 7/8 inch blade is in very good condition and quite firm
in the hilt (a tiny amount of movement). The hilt / guard aged but
good. The original leather grip and twisted grip wire in very good
order. The heavy steel scabbard aged and with a kink is good. The
sword sheathes and draws well if a little loosely.
Go on, find another outside a museum, I challenge you. Grab it
quick: £1250. Please quote item reference number AD55. Further
/ full sized pictures available upon request. Box 0542-1m (2.366).