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Thread: 1760-1780 Officers Cavalry sword 39 inch blade

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    1760-1780 Officers Cavalry sword 39 inch blade

    In a recent trade with an advanced collector I was able to acquire this wonderful sword. Unmarked with slotted hilt and symmetric bars. Bun pommel.
    A thin fuller from the hilt to the last 9 1/2 inches of the point. The wide fuller begins 7 1/2 inches from the hilt and ends near the point where the blade is thinnest.
    Blade is 3/8 inch thick by 1 3/8 inch wide at ricasso.
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    Wow
    The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people." --- Tench Coxe

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    Congratulations Will

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    Great sword, congrats!

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    Absolutely gorgeous in every aspect.

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    Congratulations indeed Will, it's absolutely magnificent!
    How's the balance?

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    Gene the balance is 5 1/2 inches from the guard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Mathieson View Post
    Gene the balance is 5 1/2 inches from the guard.
    Sounds about right for the length, what does it feel like 'in hand'?
    Does it feel well balanced in motion?

    It's a real showstopper! Has it displaced a previous favouite to have the best display position in your collection?

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    Gene it is somewhat blade heavy since the purpose is running someone through. The sword tends to gravitate to the angle required for such an attack.
    No sword displaces another as many are different to a degree and have their own attributes.

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    That is a beauty!

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