A Heavy Cavalry Officers Dress Sword 1796 Pattern.
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41" overall 33" straight double edged blade with spear point, engraved with scrolling foliage, crown GR and a trophy of arms to one side, and Royal coat of arms, and in a ribbon ‘Gibson Thomson & Craigs Warranted’. Gilt boat shaped guard with knucklebow and straight quillon, urn shaped finial with twisted silver wire grip. In its original leather and gilt brass scabbard.
In good tight condition, some gilt remaining, scabbard missing middle mount.
Gibsons Thomson & Craig, 1804 to1819. 104 South Bridge Edinburgh
See Robson: ‘Swords of the British Army’ page 82 and Dellar: ‘The British Cavalry Sword 1788-1912’ pages 77-78.