Stock Ref: AST 1802

A good example of a 5 Bead Spadroon dating from the Napoleonic period.

This sword has been sold under our Lay a Way Scheme

83cm (32.5”) straight single fullered blade with flat back and spear point. The blade is single edged except for the last 7”. The blade is decorated on both sides with the crowned royal cypher for George III, a stand of arms and foliate designs. The back of the blade has a small foliate design near the hilt.

Gilt brass stirrup hilt with gilt brass crosspiece with five ball guard and downward quillon. The upper part of the plain stirrup with a sword knot ring. Decorated pillow shaped baluster pommel with ornate tang button. Decorated band ferrule. Fluted marine ivory grip decorated with gilt brass bands.

Maker: Not known – probably Solingen made and may have been imported by Runkel for another Sword Cutler. The decoration is typical of Solingen swords of this period.

Dated: 1786 – 1796

No scabbard

The sword is in very good condition for its age. The blade is free from rust but is stained. The decoration (which may have had inlaid gold) is still clearly visible. The hilt has suffered some knocks but is intact and firm on the tang. The gilt work is lost in parts. The grip is undamaged.