A good Cavalry officer’s sword of 1796 pattern
A good Cavalry officer’s sword of 1796 pattern type 1815-1816. The regulation blade is blued and gilt and etched with a crowned GR, Royal Arm (1801-1816), the maker’s Cooper & Craven, Warranted, together with a standing cavalry officer a trophy of arms, and assorted foliage. The gilt copper stirrup hilt with lion’s head pommel and lions heads on the langets retaining most original gilding. The chequered grip is made from ivory. Contained in its leather scabbard with gilt copper mounts (the gilding worn).
Blade length 30” (76cms) Overall length 35¼” (89cms)
Cooper & Craven are recorded working as sword cutlers in Moor Street, Birmingham 1815-1816.