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Title Iron and ivory mounted spadroon
Nationality British
Period c 1780

This is a reasonably nice example of the spadroons that emerged in use at the end of the American revolutionary wars. There is a clear pre-1801 royal arms engraved on one side of the blade. Typically, these were carried by infantry officers in the British army right through to about 1800 when the 1796 pattern replaced them.

The scabbard has its original leather, which has been damaged in places and very carefully restored. The ivory grip is in excellent shape with a little patination, but no serious chips or bruising. The blade has all its original engraving, although there is no maker's mark. The iron scabbard mounts are original. It is getting increasingly hard to find swords of this age with their original scabbards.

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

[Edged Weapons : EDGED WEAPONS : British : 18th Century]


Sword arrived today. Fabulous. This is an excellent example of a fighting sword of its period, and a real gem. The 1828 Pattern is such a gorgeous sword, and this is a fine example. Even my bride is impressed and she doesn’t really get swords.

G F, New Zealand, 06.11.2013

Having had time to have a relax and a good look at the brooch, am very pleased with it, many thanks for sending it on promptly and safely. Will keep an eye on the site.

G B, UK, 13.02.2010