~ A 1796 Pattern Waterloo Period Officers Infantry Sword ~
The sword features an old down guard and a wire bound grip. The obverse with typical florettes, crossed flags & crown, with the reverse featuring florettes & the crown. The side of the blade reads: "7. J.Runvul Blingen".
The 1796 Pattern British Infantry Officers Sword was carried by officers of the line infantry in the British Army between 1796 and the time of its official replacement with the gothic hilted sword in 1822. This period encompassed the whole of the Napoleonic Wars.
~ Condition ~
The scabbard has the end missing, with the leather being fairly worn and coming apart. The blade is worn and blackened with some pitting, one side with some small patches of rust. The guard has some light wear but is in good condition.
~ Dimensions ~
The sword measures 39 inches (99cm) long, with the blade measuring 32.2 inches (81.75cm).
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £25 or it can collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.