A 1796 Pattern Infantry Officer's Sword

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Lot 292
A 1796 Pattern Infantry Officer's Sword
Early 19th Century

Sold for £ 237 (US$ 286) inc. premium
A 1796 Pattern Infantry Officer's Sword
Early 19th Century
With tapering fullered blade bright over a third of its length to the double-edged point, etched and gilt against a blued ground over one side with crowned 'GR' cypher, two martial trophies and foliage, and on the other with post 1801 royal arms, a martial trophy and foliage, regulation gilt-brass hilt with double shell-guard, the inner one folding against a spring, rear quillon and faceted pommel cast and chased with foliage, the latter with large button, silver-covered grip in imitation of wire binding, and retaining much of its original finish
81.2 cm. blade
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