Stock Ref: AST 1655

A good example of a pre-regulation British Band sword dating from between 1800-1820

74cm (29”) curved single fullered blade with flat back and clipped point. The blade is single edged except for the last 3”.

Heavy cast mameluke style brass hilt with s shaped quillons, and shaped grip the pommel taking the form of a lion’s head with sword knot ring through the mouth. Moulded langets with foliate decoration.

Maker: Not known

Dated 1800 – 1825

Brass scabbard with two loose rings.

The sword and scabbard are in good condition for their age and service use. The blade has an overall grey patina but is free from rust or knicks. The hilt is undamaged and firm on the tang. The scabbard is intact and the seam is sound. The brass has numerous dents and some surface spotting.

This pattern of sword is described in detail in Robson’s swords of the British Army The Regulation Patterns 2nd Edition Pages 256- 257, and a virtually identical sword c1820 is illustrated on Page 259 Image no 225.

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