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British officer's model 1803 sword with engraved throat "Captain James Holroyde, West Halifax Volunteers, Wood Lane Hall, Sowerby 1803". Sword measures 37" (blade 32") and presents wire wrap rayskin grip with lion pommel and George III cypher in knuckle guard. Sword is housed in leather scabbard with brass throat and drag. Leather exhibits some slight degradation but is solid. Slightly curved single fullered, single edged blade with a hatchet point exhibits wear with remnants of George III cypher, coats of arms and other flourishes. Ricasso (forte) presents stamped "S". Reverse of throat presents engraved "PROSSER, CHAIRING CROSS, LONDON", indicating manufacture by Prosser (1797-1827) of 9 Chairing Cross Lane, London, sword cutler to the King, the Royal Family, and his Royal Highness the Lord High Admiral. James Holroyde (1771-1848) was a woolen and cotton manufacturer who served as an officer in the West Halifax Volunteers.

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Identified British Napoleonic Period Sword

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000Jun 7, 2018
501 Fairgrounds Road
Hatfield, PA 19440
United States
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