Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK, visit our website andrewbottomley.com Ref no 8687. A scarce Rev War Era Cavalry Officer's sword circa 1760-1780. Half basket guard with 4 main bars. (One bar in place but now detached). Large ovoid pommel and with its original wooden gip. The 36 inch blade is very interesting as it has a clear motto to one side "DIEU * L' HONNEUR * ET * MON * ROI". the other side also inscribed but not quite as clearly defined.-"COMPAGNIER ROUGES D' OFFICIERS". the last word of the inscription is not at all clear but we believe it is "officiers".
One bar of the guard is now slightly detached, otherwise in very good condition. This type of sword was carried by both the British and French and is known to have been used during the American War of Independance circa 1775-1783. Overall length 43 inches.
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