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A Group of Straight-bladed Swords A smallsword of Heavy Cavalry Officer's 1796 pattern, with 30¾ in.(78cm) plain double-edged fullered blade and gilt-brass hilt (as Robson Fig 59) with wire-wound grip, now in a brown leather scabbard of later pattern (severe nicking to blade, gilt of hilt largely rubbed, grip-wire present but insecure); another sword, generally in the style of an Infantry Officer's 1796 pattern, with plain 33 in.(84cm) fullered blade with wire-wound grip, brass (possibly originally gilt) knucklebow and quillon, as Robson Fig 115, but with plain fixed shells (no scabbard); and another smallsword, with 30in. (76cm) blade of hollow triangular section engraved with maker's name P. Knecht and some foliate decoration, ornate gilt-brass hilt with cast crosspiece, shell, pommel etc. with mother-of-pearl scales to guard (lacking knucklebow, gilt largely rubbed, no scabbard) See illustration of last item (3)

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