ENGLISH 1803 PATTERN LIGHT INFANTRY OFFICERS SWORD.
A good condition 1803 pattern Light Infantry officers sword, curved blade with a length of 86cms, some dullness and old corrosion to the base of the blade, the remainder of the blade good with faint traces of its blue and gilded finish in the first 2/3rds of the blade. Absolutely clear Royal Coat of Arms with Georgian Crown above and a seated Britannia. To the opposite side the lion and unicorn with Georgian Crown with stands of arms below and other floriated work on all sides. Marked ‘Warranted’ no other obvious maker. The blade is fitted to its 1803 pattern hilt which is the designated Light Infantry pattern having the Light Infantry bugle horn above the Georgian Crown. Much of the original fire gilt is still present to the hilt and all of the grip wire is present with one strand loose. Fitted with an old knot, which has oxidised. Intertwined ‘GR’ to the hilt below the Georgian Crown. The leather scabbard with its gilded mounts in excellent condition, scabbards of this age are extremely prone to rot and are generally broken, this one has all its stitching at the rear of the scabbard firm, the leather supple and all of the three gilded mounts for the scabbard retain much of the original fire gilt and match the gilt to the hilt exactly.
Code: 67626 Price: 1200.00 GBP