~ 1796 Pattern British Georgian Infantry Officers Spadroon Sword ~
This is a single edge/double edge at the tip, fullered sword with a brass double shell guard and urn shaped pommel.
The grip is made of wood which was generally wired, but for practical reasons some officers prefer them unwired, as is the case here.
The wooden grip could be also a later replacement.
Traces of its etchings can still be seen on the lower end of the blade but 99% of the decorations are worn away.
This sword pattern was used extensively in the early stages of the Napoleonic Wars.
~ Dimensions ~
The blade length is 30 inches (76.4 cm) and the overall length of the sword is 36.5 inches (92.7 cm).
It weighs 650 grams.
~ Condition ~
Considering its age the sword is excellent.
The blade remains clean, free of rust or any other damage.
The tip is slightly bent.
The brass fittings of the sword have lost their gilding but remain undamaged.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £18 or it can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.