British Lion Pommel Officer's Sword

33" curved blade, 26" stopped median fuller, blued and gold gilt blade with engraved martial themes and panoplies of arms. Brass stirrup hilt with lion's head pommel and forward swept qullion. Oval grip with moderate palm swell, leather covering and double-strand twisted wire wrap. Brass scabbard with simple engraved decorations. An attractive Napoleonic era officer's sword based upon the Pattern 1796 light cavalry saber.


Very good. Blade retains much of the blued finish and gold gilt, with all designs visible. Blade shows scattered oxidation and discoloration as well as some scattered pitting. Brass cleaned to bright, leather grip cover good, with wire loose, though mostly intact. Guard loose, broken at pommel cap, missing throat washer. Scabbard very good with some scattered bumps and dings.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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