A silver mounted 1796 Pattern Cavalry Officers sword c.1802, ivory grip, broad knuckle bow heavily chased with oakleaves and acorns, back strap heavily chased with floral sprays, quillon with acanthus terminal, langets with serpent entwined eagle, original blade washer, blade with broad central full length fuller with spear point, engraved with blade maker at forte "J.Bennett Royal Exchange" (dead 1802), trophies, Britannia standing, crowned GR cyphir and flourishes, scabbard black leather with silver mounts hallmarked "RT" (Richard Johnston entered his mark 24th March 1800), top locket inscribed "R.JOHNSTON/late/BLAND & FOSTER/Sword Cutler &/Belt Maker to his Majesty/68/St. James's Str/LONDON. Blade 760mm long.
Grip chipped and splits, blade minor patination, scabbard leather has all original surface finish.
An impressive sword.