~ A British 1796 Pattern Blue And Gilt Infantry Officer`s Sabre With Original Knot ~
This blade is a decent example of a 1796 pattern Officer`s sword which would have been carried by an infantry officer during the period of the Napoleonic wars circa 1800.
This model bears the manufacturer inscription "Dawes" on the blade back.
The fullered blade is single edged with a steel guard, pommel and wired grip.
The blue and gilt blade bears various patterns of flower and flower leaves, a mounted dragoon and the Crown Mark of George III.
The sword has the makers mark on the upper edge “Dawes” but aside from that, there are no other discernible marks of the sword or scabbard.
~ Dimensions ~
The total length is 44 inches (112 cm) long.
The blade is 33 inches (84 cm) long.
The sword and scabbard are 1.6 Kg.
~ Condition ~
This sword is in fair condition with some wear to be expected from an old sword and some very minor discolouration on the blade, the bluing is worn.
There is some amount of surface rust at the top of the blade and on the scabbard.
The guard and grip have the expected usage marks, scratches and some nicks.
The sword comes with its original knot which shows signs of use but overall the piece presents well.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £25 or it can be collected in person from our shop.
For international postage please contact us via the messaging service and we will post tracked at cost.
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