An 1803 pattern infantry officer’s sword.
An 1803 pattern infantry officer’s sword. The regulation hilt etched with a crowned GR, Royal Arms, trophies of arms and foliate devices, together with J.J. Runkel Solingen along the back edge. The gilt copper hilt with lion’s head pommel and crowned GR in the guard, and retains most of its original gilding. The grip is covered with sharkskin. Contained in its leather scabbard with gilt copper mounts (the gilding worn)
Blade length 32” (81cms) Overall length 38” (96.5cms)