A Heavy Cavalry Officers Dress Sword 1796 Pattern.
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39" overall 32" straight double edged blade with spear point. Gilt boat shaped guard with knucklebow and straight quillon, urn shaped finial with twisted silver wire grip. In its original steel scabbard with two suspension rings.
In good tight condition, some gilt reaming, scabbard undented.
See Robson, ‘Swords of the British Army’ page 82 and Dellar ‘The British Cavalry Sword 1788-1912’ pages 77-78