Category: spadroon

Pair of British Officers’ Spadroons, 1797

Pair of British Officers’ Spadroons, 1797

Nick Thomas states;

An interesting pair as their hilts are of identical form, hallmarked silver hilts made in London only three years apart. Blades of similar type, but different thickness and length. I bet there is a story to them that has been lost, owned by two relatives, or two friends in the same unit. (Unit regs stipulated at the time that all officers had to have matching swords in a Regiment). Something like that.

The blade lengths are 81.5cm, silver hilt hallmarks for London 1794 and 1797, reeded ivory grip and square pommel, 91cm and 94.5cm long overall. The 1797 date is interested, being after the new 1796 double shell pattern. Perhaps made for a volunteer unit.

victoriansword: British Naval Officer’s Spadro…

victoriansword:

British Naval Officer’s Spadroon, Late 18th Century

By Davies, Sword Cutler & Belt Maker To His Majesty, St. James’s Str.t, Silver Mark, Late 18th Century. With fullered blade etched and gilt against a blued ground over two thirds of its length along one side with bladesmith’s details ‘Osborn & Gunby Warranted’ against foliage, crowned ‘GR’ cypher between martial trophies, and foliage, and on the other with crowned royal arms, a martial trophy and Union foliage, hilt with side-guard enclosing a fouled anchor, lobed rear quillon, knuckle-guard with tassel ring at the top, waisted pommel with button, and vertically reeded ivory grip, in original black leather scabbard with silver mounts, the locket signed in full within a roundel on one side (some wear) and with a frog-stud on the other, and in fine condition. 83.8 cm blade.

Sword (Spadroon) Vs Gun

Sword (Spadroon) Vs Gun

Can a spadroon, or other kind of sword, take on a gun-armed opponent?

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Spadroons & Spadrooners – With special g…

Spadroons & Spadrooners – With special guest Nick Thomas (AHF)

Let’s talk about this important and iconic 18th and 19th century military sword, used extensively in the Napoleonic Wars. 

A sneak peek at a new e-book, British Infantry…

A sneak peek at a new e-book, British Infantry Swords of the Napoleonic Era, by Nick Thomas of the Academy of Historical Fencing

British Officer’s Backsword or Spadroon, c.176…

British Officer’s Backsword or Spadroon, c.1760-80

Fish skin handle, wire bound with wire huard and tooled leather scabbard, remnants of marks to blade, 93 cm long.

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