~ 1796 Peninsular War & Waterloo British Heavy Cavalry Officer’s Undress Sword ~
The double edge sword were carried by British officers during the Peninsular war and at Waterloo.
The sword comes with its steel scabbard and a certificate issued by the previous seller ‘Mark and David Hawkins Antiques Arms & Armour, Sussex’.
The heart shaped hilt of the sword is made of gilded brass and the grip is covered with twisted silver wire.
The blade is not marked or etched.
~ Dimensions ~
The blade length is 32.5 inches (82.5 cm) and the overall length of the sword is 38.5 inches (97.8 cm).
It weighs 1 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The sword is in very good condition for its age.
The blade’s tip is slightly bent but its overall condition is excellent, with ageing dark spots, free of nicks or rust.
The hilt lost part of its gild but remains in good shape, rust or dents free. The guard is slightly loose.
The scabbard has minor dents but is rust free.
One of the suspension rings is missing.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £20 or it can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.