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Title Matthew Boulton small sword and chatelaine
Nationality British
Period c 1790
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This fine cut steel small sword 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 blue and gold blade retains 80%+ of its original finish and its original chatelaine.

The scabbard is white snakeskin and is in excellent shape. I have now polished the scabbard mounts and removed the light covering of dried grease on the top and bottom chape. It has its original chain guard with one small section of the dangles missing. Otherwise the whole weapon is in excellent shape. The blade is almost certainly German. The hilt has 90%+ of its original lead polish finish.

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

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


My Arisaka arrived at 9.00am. Very prompt delivery and excellent packaging! The blade is superb.. and just what I was after, its in very fine condition and just as you described.. I've referenced it in my copy of Raymond La Bar's book "Bayonets of Japan".

Many thanks, Chris, once again its been a pleasure doing business!

S A, UK, 14.08.2012

Just a note to confirm that the [helmet plate centre] has arrived safely. It is a superb piece. Thank you.

G S, UK, 19.07.2008