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    1788 heavy Cavalry Trooper's sword

    Blade 38.5 inches long, 1 and 5/16 wide, thick and thin fullers, grip wormed but stabilised and guard loose as shown in photos.
    Blade has an all over salt and pepper appearance as does the guard. Pommel and ferrule virtually uncoroded. Blade marked crown over 4 at ricasso on obverse side with unreadable remains of maker mark on blade back but definitely not Solingham from style of lettering.
    £250 or nearest offer ! ! ! plus postage from the UK
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    Martin, this is not the 1788 pattern, that was based on the "Inniskilling" pattern and had side bars on both sides (see Robson 1996).

    This type was used by heavy cavalry in the early 1780s and therefore dates to immediately before the 1788 pattern.

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    David thank you, you appear to be correct.
    This 1780's heavy cavalry sword is only mention once in the 1996 edition of Robson - plate 13 on page 15. Also Richard Dellar of this parish deals with the issue very well here.
    http://www.swordsandpistols.co.uk/re...ageNum=2&aID=7
    Martin

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    Still available, any sensible offers out there ?

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    Still for sale

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    pm sent

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    pm replied to

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