1796 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword, folding shell guard, simulated wire wrap grip, typical cast engraved decoration to shells, pommel and top of knucklebow, blade stamped with a "G" just below the shell guard on the forte, probably the makers mark for GILL ?, blue and gilt for just under half its length, decorated with stand of arms, crowned GR cyphir and flourishes to one side, the other with Warranted in a banner, stand of arms and flourishes, scabbard leather with gilt mounts. Blade 835mm long.
The hilt and scabbard mounts with considerable gilding remaining, the blade with 50-60% blue and gilt remaining, the remaining lower section with light patination commensurate with age. The scabbard leather professionally replaced. A very presentable example.