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Title Matthew Boulton small sword
Nationality British
Period c 1790
Sold
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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]

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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

I received the bayonet today. Very nice example. I will keep an eye on your site for possible future purchases.

D E, USA, 23.11.2005

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