A good 1788 pattern cavalry officer's sword by Woolley & Co.
A good 1788 pattern cavalry officer's sword by Woolley & Co. The regulation blade is etched with the crowned GR cypher, pre 1800 Royal Arms, trophy of arms all within flowers and foliage, and beneath one quillon WOOLLEY. Steel stirrup hilt, the ribbed grip is covered with fishskin. Contained in its steel scabbard engraved at the top Woolley & Co Birmm within an oval.
Blade length 35½" (90cms) Overall length including scabbard 41½" (105cms)
for details of Woolley & Co. see P.J. Lankester "New Light on the partnership of James Woolley and Thomas Deakin" in "Arms & Armour Vol 1 No 2 2004" Journal of the Royal Armouries.