Stock Ref: AST 1778

A magnificent example by Prosser of a Light Infantry/Flank  Officer’s fighting sword dating from the Napoleonic Wars with original scabbard and fittings.

81.5cm (32”) slightly curved single fullered, single edged blade with a hatchet point. The blade is plain except for the letter S at the forte.

Gilt brass hilt with knucklebow  guard incorporating the crowned royal cypher for George III, and with sword knot ring. Brass back piece ending in a very fine lions head pommel. Fishskin grip with silver wire bindings.

Maker:  John Prosser – Traded from 9 Charing Cross, London between 1797 – 1815 ( He held the Royal Warrant)

Dated: 1803-1815

Black leather scabbard with brass mounts which have cut outs, and single ring on the middle locket. The top locket has a stud fitting for a sword belt and is engraved on the back Prosser Charing Cross London.

The sword and scabbard are in very good condition for their age. The blade appears to have been cleaned at some previous time. It is free from rust and has minimal staining. There are no knicks. The hilt is in very good condition there is some wear to the gilt finish commensurate with age and use. The griop and wire bindings are as new. The scabbard has its original leather which is in very good condition, the seam is intact. The gilt brass fittings are original and are in good order with minimal dents. There is wear to the gilt brass.

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