A 1796 Pattern Infantry Officer's Sword

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Lot 293
A 1796 Pattern Infantry Officer's Sword
Retailed By Shrapnell, 61 Charing Cross, Early 19th Century

Sold for £ 1,250 (US$ 1,529) inc. premium
A 1796 Pattern Infantry Officer's Sword
Retailed By Shrapnell, 61 Charing Cross, Early 19th Century
Similar to the last, the blade etched with bladesmith's details 'J.J. Runkel, Solingen' along the back, grip bound with twisted silver wire, and retaining its fabric and bullion sword-knot, in original black leather scabbard (some loss of finish) with shaped linear engraved gilt-brass mounts and two rings for suspension, the locket with frog-button and engraved with retailer's details on one side, and retaining most of its original finish
82.2 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • For details of James Shrapnell see Leslie Southwick, London Silver-hilted Swords..., 2001, pp. 221-222
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