A Fine & Rare 1796 Infantry Officers Sword of the 1st Foot. 38 ¼” overall, 31 ½” double edged blade with long central narrow fuller stamped ‘ J.J.Runkel Sohlingen’ and engraved on both sides with Royal cipher with ‘Royals’ below in a ribbon. Gilt hilt with double folding shell guard, urn pommel and twisted silver wire grip. In its gilt brass leather mounted scabbard with frog stud and ‘S. Brunn 56 Charring Cross London’ in a tablet.
In good condition, gilt rubbed, minor staining to blade.
See: ‘The British Cavalry Sword 1788-1912’ by Richard Deller Chapter 25 and the ‘Arms and Armour Society Vol XXIII’ No 3 page 168 to205