A 1788 Light Cavalry Trooper’s Sword by Durs Egg. 41” overall, 36” slightly curved blade with a narrow and a broad fuller, engraved with Turk’s head, a Hussar, man in the moon and trophies of arms. On the back edge “Egg Sohlingen” (this is a Runckle blade mounted by Egg and he has polished off the name Runkle and added his own). ‘D’ shaped stirrup hilt with langets, iron backstrap, leather covered grip. In its sheet metal scabbard with a central leather panel.
Part of an order of 274 swords that Egg supplied to the Ordnance in June 1797.
Sword in very good condition.
See The British Cavalry Sword By R.Deller pages 8 -9.