Intriguing example remounting an 18th century family blade, probably with distinguished service in the Napoleonic Wars. Brass hilt with three bar guard after the British style. Single wire wrapped natural horn grip. 30 1/2 broad fullered straight s.e. etched with Pro Deo et Patria flanked by decorative panels. Plated regulation scabbard, undented but the seam slightly opened for a few inches. Plating about complete and tight. Blade shows a little wear from two careers. As NCO swords were issued, use of a family blade circumvents regulations indicating an officer held in highest regard by his superiors.