A good 1796 pattern cavalry trooper’s sword
Scottish Weapons, Military Swords
A good 1796 pattern cavalry trooper’s sword for a Scottish Yeomanry Cavalry or Fencibles unit. The blade is etched with the crest of Sir John Belches Stuart, Bart. of Fettercairn, Scotland; the back edge etched J.J. Runkel Sohlingen. Regulation polished steel hilt, with leather covered grip. Presumably a trooper’s sword from a unit raised by Sir John Stuart. Provenance: Fettercairn House, Kincardineshire, Scotland. Sir John Stuart's daughter Williamina marries Sir William Forbes in 1797. See also items 428 for Sir William Forbes officer’s sword, and 232 for his pistols. Photocopy research papers are available to the purchaser.
Blade length 32½” (82.5cms) Overall length 37¾” (96cms)