art-of-swords

art-of-swords:

Heavy Cavalry Officer’s Sword

  • Pattern 1796
  • Dated: circa 1810 

The blade of this weapon, made by I Gill, is straight and fullered. It is also blued and engraved with fine decoration, including the 1801-16 Royal coat of arms, a trophy of arms, the cypher ‘G R’, and a mounted cavalryman with a sword and carbine. The pierced steel ‘ladder’ guard has a ribbed wooden grip covered in leather and bound with silver wire.

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