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Circa 1785 George III British Cavalry Officer's Sword by Gill, Sold

In good overall condition for its age, a scarce circa 1785 George III British Cavalry Officer's Sword by Gill.

Circa 1785 George III British Cavalry Officer's Sword by Gill

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From an era when British swords were not regulated so much but fashioned, and this one would have been in fashion circa 1785. Made by Gill of Birmingham, one of the better if not best English sword maker of the time.


The 32 1/8 inch blade has traces of the original etching remaining, has some light rust areas and a steady patina, but is generally good / sound and firm in the hilt. The hilt is good but aged, the two small langets that point down over the scabbard have gone (as they were prone to doing). The fluted ebony / ebonized grip has some / small chips missing but is overall very good. The leather and metal fittings scabbard is aged but sound, the leather still quite good and stitching still in place, the frog button section of the upper fitting has gone. The sword sheathes and draws well.

A really nice example at way below market pricing; £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference R33 (0511). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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