Type which was standardized as the 1796 pattern and served through the Napoleonic Wars. This example is the predecessor with the one-piece double-shell guard which was standardized as a folding guard on the pattern adopted in 1796. See Swords and Blades of the American Revolution, #160.S for an example of this earlier version. Gilt brass hilt with a significant amount of bright gold remaining. Silver sheet grip simulating wire wrap (small losses). 31 ½” diamond section blade decorated with royal arms, crowned GR cipher, and motto For My Country and King each side. Traces of gold at the forte. minor edge nicks. Classic example of a type scarcely seen on the market.
Stock Number: A5061

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