British 1796-Style Officer’s Sword
A fine 1796 Pattern Cavalry Officers sword. Etched blade 30" with Stands of Arms and William IV Cypher. Blade in beautiful condition. Gilt brass stirrup hilt. Copper bound leather over wood grip. In its steel scabbard.
The auction house does not provide a photo of the royal cypher. I would be very surprised if it was a William IV cypher as this style of sword would have been out of use for about 10 years by the time he took the throne.
Turkish sabre decorated with gilded silver, nephrite, rubies, turquoise, and velvet, 17th century.
from The Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest
British 1796-Style Oficer’s Sword with Horse Head Pommel, c.1810-20
Steel guard knucklebow hilt and langets, with wire wrapped fishskin grip. The pipe-back blade has evidence of some pitting, 33.¾" in length. With its steel scabbard present, having two mount loops.
The auction house states that this was for a Yeomanry officer, although they offer no evidence. No matter its provenance, it is a beautiful sword!
British Pattern 1822 Infantry Officer’s Sword with Curved Clipped-Point Blade, c.1822-30
The clipped-point blade was popular in Italy in the 19th century. This blade may not be original to the hilt and may be from an Italian or other European officer’s sword. The royal cypher on the guard is GRIV for George IV. Blade length 80 cm.