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Title Matthew Boulton small sword
Nationality British
Period c 1790
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This fine cut steel small sword, with a blue and gold blade and a white snakeskin scabbard, is a classic Boulton production from the Soho Works in Birmingham. This type of sword would have been worn at court right through the Regency period at the end of George III's reign.

The Matthew Boulton swords replaced the earlier Woodstock variety, as he was able to use modern mass production techniques and used a rivetting system rather than individual screw threads for the diamante work.

The blade is almost certainly German and the hilt has its original chain guard with one small section of the dangles missing.

Condition: the blue and gold blade retains 80%+ of its original finish; the scabbard is in excellent shape; the hilt has 90%+ of its original lead polish finish. Otherwise the whole weapon is in excellent shape. The blade is almost certainly German. The hilt has 90%+ of its original lead polish finish.

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


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

Thank you for the bayonet... I am absolutely thrilled with it. Look forward to more purchases from you.

D B, UK, 16.02.2006