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1800's British Infantry General's Rapier Sword, for sale

In very good condition for its age (scabbard with defects), a rare Napoleonic 1800's British Infantry General's Rapier Sword with Prussian Tomas Ailalas Blade.

1800's British Infantry General's Rapier Sword with Prussian Tomas Ailalas Blade

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Circa 1800, this rapier bladed general's sword is similar to the 1796P heavy cavalry dress sword but longer and with "Pas de Ane Rings" inside the boat shell guard. The blade marked to "Tomas Ailalas"; a high value / prestigious Prussian made blade of the era in honour of Tomás de Ayala (early 17C legendary Spanish maker).

The 33 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition, some very old slight nicks, and firm in the hilt. The hilt interior reflecting the rapier theme of this sword showing the first section of the tang within the Pas de Ane Rings. The original twisted silver wire grip in astonishingly very good condition. The scabbard has lost the lower fitting and leather but is otherwise good, though aged. The sword sheaths and draws well.

Who knows who once owned and carried this sword, especially as it may have been used! What we can say is that it is a rare item in well above average condition, and therefore worth every penny of £1500. Please quote item reference T12. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0732-121x18x17 (1.707).



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