A Rare 1788 Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword. 43” overall, 35 ½” doubled fullered blade stamped with a crown over ‘4’ at the forte, regulation two-bar slotted hilt with ovoid pommel, wire bound leather covered grip
Rare sword in quite good condition for age, leather grip replaced.
A type ‘A’ hilt in Richard Deller classifications. See British Cavalry Sword 1788-1912 by Richard Deller pages 17 to 21 for a detailed explanation of these swords.
240 similar swords are in the Royal Armouries.