Household Cavalry Officer’s Sword c 1805


A variation of the 1814 Household Cavalry sword thought to date from around 1805
With double fullered blade with hatchet point, gilt brass half-basket hilt with oval shells, the outer guard comprising a crowned cartouche edged with acanthus foliage applied to which is a crowned lion on a crown, the inner guard with small scrolling bar with urn-shaped pommel with a broad band at the shoulder engraved with six concentric grooves, copper wire bound leather covered grip, in its brass scabbard with two openwork panels filled with fish skin, two suspension rings mounted on bands. Please note it is possible the grip has been replaced and is complete with white leather sword knot. Literature: please see D.G. Skinner, A Household Cavalry Sword or The British Cavalry Sword 1788 – 1912 by Richard Dellar plate 20.12 page 202

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