Unique and rare, British Bugler's sword and scabbard, circa 1802 - 1808

This extravagantly decorated sword has a cast brass hilt in the Mamaluke style. The grip is surmounted by a magnificent Lion's head, which is gripping a loose ring in it's closed jaws (for the sword knot). The grip sides are decorated with angled lines and 'fish' scales. A cruciform counter-guard completes the hilt. Floral decoration to guard. Quillons short and straight, with bulbous terminals.

The highly curved blade is plain and flat sided, it measures 27 inches long, the last 9 inches having a double edge. It is sharp! There is some movement between blade and hilt.

On back edge of blade is stamped "OSBORN", for sword cutler Henry Osborn of Birmingham.

The wood and metal scabbard is original to this sword.

George III Cavalry Bugler's sword

SKU: SWD158
£500.00 Regular Price
£450.00Sale Price

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