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Title Georgian cushion-pommel sabre by Wooley of Birmingham
Nationality British
Period c 1785
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This is a typical junior officer's sword of the 1780s, carried both by army and naval personnel. The blade is stamped 'Wooley' at the base of the forte and engraved 'Wooley' on the base of the spine. The hilt is brass with an ebony grip. The scabbard has gilding metal mounts.

There is some minor distortion at the top of the guard, where it joins the hilt. The grip shows some age wear but is not split in any part - ebony grips are quite prone to splitting. The 27.75" double-fullered blade shows typical age wear, but retains most of its original shape, losing some definition at the point. The blade has a patina of light pitting overall, now mostly polished out. The top scabbard mount has been damaged and repaired along the brazing seam. The seam of the scabbard has opened and been skilfully repaired with thin metal pins throughout its length. The blade does not appear to have been remounted. There is a narrow 2" split in the bottom chape on the leading edge. The leather has extensive crackelure overall.

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

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I have in the last six months inherited my late father Alan Swain's police memorabilia collection along with much paperwork receipts etc. I would like to pass on to you my thanks for such good dealership with my father going back to the late 80s and well into the 1990s.

Laurence Swain, UK, 20.08.2016

My bayonet arrived this morning, super fast delivery! It's an excellent bayonet and I'm very pleased with it!!

S A, UK, 12.12.2007

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