SW548 1796 British infantry officer sword


After a number of attempts the British Army finally standardized the sword carried by Infantry officers with a specific pattern. This sword was quickly adopted and was universal amongst line infantry officers by 1800. Even though regulations stated the size of blade, there were numerous deviations. Some blades of surviving originals have an almost rapier type blade. The original used in the manufacture of this reproduction, along with the number of other examples studied, had a blade Length of 31 1/2 inches and one inch in width at the shoulder. The blade is engraved with the royal cypher along with various foliage and trophies. Historically there appears to be no set approach to the choice of engraved objects on the blade from one sword to another.

Hilt made of brass, 1050 high carbon steel blade. The grip is wrapped with black leather and wire. Scabbard : leather and brass.
Length 92cm, blade's Length 78cm

× These swords and sabers are high quality copies. Blades are made of forged and tempered steel. They might not be used for fencing, though.