A Rare British c.1820 Regimental Band Sword - Grenadier Guards
A good and scarce example of a c.1820 British regimental band sword for either the Grenadier Guards or a Fusilier regiment. With cast brass quatrefoil hilt and flaming grenade in the ecusson. Plain blade. This British c.1820 regimental band sword is complete with its original scabbard. Many regiments in the British Army adopted individual patterns for their bandsmen during the 19th Century and by the middle of the century, a myriad of styles were present, including pommels of lionshead, eaglehead, crowned, trefoil and plain. Most British band swords were of short length and longer examples, including this piece, are scarce. In 1856, the British Army introuduced a universal pattern for both drummers and buglers, and this was updated in 1895.
Condition of the Sword
Blade and hilt in good shape - solid and with no movement. Period repair to the scabbard.
Specifications of the Sword
Blade length is 25.5 inches (30.5 inches overall).
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