BRITISH/AMERICAN CAVALRY OFFICERS SWORD.
A rare sword being a long curved bladed brass scabbard ivory hilted cavalry officers sword bearing an American style eagle headed hilt with English blade. The blade is 76cms long, 15cms in width, a beautiful curvature, etched for three quarters of the length of the blade with floriated work, stands of arms, Victorian crown with a seated Britannia the opposite side is floriated work, stands of arms, Victorian crown, followed by the Royal cipher with the remainder of the blade having more floriated work. Minor chips to the lower cutting edge otherwise the blade is excellent with only minor black spotting with etching good clear and proud. The eagle headed gilded brass hilt with ivory grip with all grip wire in place. Fitted into its all brass scabbard, which is in excellent condition having twin hanging rings and just minor indentations in the lower section of the scabbard. There can be many theories as to the history of this sword, the hilt maybe an American hilt fitted to an English blade, standard construction within the United Kingdom or the officer who may have served in the Americans favoured an American style hilt.
Code: 68593 Price: 2100.00 GBP