British Heavy Cavalry Sword, c. 1770-90, brass hilt with double branches on either side of a central knuckle bow connected to a slotted counter-guard, turned pommel, skin covered grip with fine copper wire wrapping; straight double-edge blade with single wide fuller, remnants of a running fox mark on one side and a probable bladesmith's mark on the other, blade lg. 34, overall lg. 40 in.
Literature: This sword is illustrated and described in Robert Brooker, British Military Pistols and Associated Edged Weapons (Robert Brooker, 2016),p. 159.
Hilt is bright and tight, wear on skin wrapping, one branch is pushed in slightly pushed inward; blade is generally bright with scattered gray mottling, a few very small nicks in the edge, minor waviness at the tip.
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