A good 1803 pattern Infantry officer’s sword.
A good 1803 pattern Infantry officer’s sword. The regulation blade is blued and gilt, and etched with a crowned GR, Royal Arms, the maker Osborns, Warranted together with Britannia, a martial trophy, the Union flowers, laurel wreath and assorted foliage, and deeply struck with the letter G at the forte. The gilt copper hilt with lion’s head pommel and crowned GR in the guard retains most of its original gilding. The sharkskin covered grip is bound with twisted copper wire. Contained in its leather scabbard with gilt copper mounts (the gilding worn)
Blade length 32” (81cms) Overall length 36½” (92.7cms)
Henry Osborn was established at 82 Pall Mall, London in 1803. Two years later he embarked on a series of partnerships.