Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK, visit our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref no 8259. A Superb and rare fine quality sabre, probably manufactured around 1780-1800 and with a later American presentation inscription. The heavy gilt-brass guard with a very wide knuckle bow embossed with a cavalry helmet amidst foliage, unusual star shaped langets to either side also embossed with cavalry helmets. The bone grip very well executed in the American style however probably replaced during its working life?. The 28" blade engraved and etched with canon, drums and swords. The solid gilt-brass scabbard finely decorated and engraved with a presentation inscription that reads; "Presented to LIEUT H. J. REED - Mass 2d Hvy Arty By his fellow officers as a token of their esteem. Dec 1863". Overall length 48 inches. Very good condition. A rare and unusual type of sword possibly dating from c.1780-1800 and obviously engraved and presented much later. In super condition, the blade still retaining some of its original blueing and gilding. Ref 8259.
nb. This sword can be exported as the grip is not ivory.
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