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Title 2nd troop Horse Grenadier Guards sword
Nationality British
Period c 1750
Sold
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The 2nd, or Scots, troop of HGG was originally raised in 1678, disbanded in 1680, revived in 1684, and finally absorbed into the 2nd Life Guards in 1788. The sword is illustrated in one of the Morier paintings at Buckingham Palace on a soldier of this regiment. The swords may well have been carried by the regiment at Dettingen and Fontenoy.

The blade is a fine 17th century Venetian one, probably from Belluno, although without maker's marks, with double fullers and 38 inches long. The grip and wiring may well have been renewed recently, but, if so, it has been carefully done. The ironwork of the hilt is in magnificent shape and includes some striations on the inner side of the guard, something the fakers have never managed to reproduce.

I have several pages of documentation on this sword from various sources, which would be available to the purchaser.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Edged Weapons : Swords : British : 18th Century]

testimonials

Thanks for selling my collection. I am very pleased with the results.

J D, USA, 05.04.2011

Hi Chris, just to let you know it arrived safely and I am very happy with it, also the condition. I have been looking for a while for that particular style and maker.. Thanks again for everything and I shall now be keeping an eye on your web page.

C A, UK, 28.09.2010

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