A Rare 1788 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword by Harvey.
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43” overall, 35 ½” blade with twin fullers, stamped ‘HARVEY’ at the forte and with a partial crown stamp. Regulation steel type A hilt with D-shaped knuckle guard supported by two looping side bars, ovoid pommel, spirally fluted black painted wooden grip.
Sword in very good condition for a 1788, small loses to the wooden grip.
The Royal Armoires have 240 of type A hilted examples in their collection.
See The British Cavalry Sword By R. Deller pages 17 to 27.