Lot 139

A 1796 pattern heavy cavalry officer’s full dress sword, by Runkel of Solingel, featuring a top quality blue and gilt double-edged straight blade, with central fuller, 32 inches (81cm) long. The blade retains a high level of original blue and gilt. The gilt brass hilt, with boatshell guard, perforated along the inner edge for attachment of a liner, with copper and iron twisted wire-wrapped grip. The hilt retains a high level of original gilding. The leather scabbard features gilt copper alloy mounts of high quality and detailing. Leather split. Total length in scabbard 39 inches (99cm). (1)

Estimate: £1,500-£1,700