I have for sale a pretty nice example of a British, late 18th century, infantry or naval Spadroon sword, the blade of which bears the pre - 1802 British Royal Coat of arms (having the three fleurs-de-lis in the top right quadrant). The blade measures 29 1/4 inches and is a tight firm fit to the hilt, the ricasso area of the flat back to the blade has what appears to be Solingen scroll suggesting it was manufactured there. There remains some faint traces of gilt to some nice scroll-work on the blade. No maker's name found. There is a small, old repair weld some 9 inches from the blade tip on one side.
The spadroon type hilt is of Iron and is missing it's curved side guard. However the remainder of the hilt is intact and consists of a four section fluted Ivory grip (which is undamaged), bound with two ferrules, an 'Urn' shaped pommel, D shaped knuckle guard and upturned quillon bar terminating in a scroll finial.
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