1796 Pattern Volunteers Officers sword, steel hilt, leather grip with intact wire bindings, blade by J J runkell signed on the blade spine, worn blue and gilt decoration with flourishes and trophies and Crowned GR Cyphir, the other side with pre 1801 Royal arms, the blade with additional etched decoration at end of blued panel comprising Stand of Arms and cartouche with "LSV" therein, the other side with scrolls and drapery topped with Prince of Wales Feathers and below "LSV". This etching no doubt carried out at purchasers request being, I believe, his unit initials. Loyal S? Volunteers. with "LSV" therein, there were several units, Sheffield, Stirling, Staplehurst etc. Worthy of further research. Steel mounted tooled leather scabbard, the locket engraved "S Brunn Sword Cutler to his Royal Highness the Prince of wales No 55 Charing Cross London".Blade 755mm.
Brunn active at 55 Charing Cross 1798-1804.
Overall a good sword. Minor surface patination, blue and gilt to blade worn, some areas of patination, scabbard with much original surface finish to leather.