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British Officer’s 5 Ball Spadroon (Sword) - 1786 Pattern

British Officer’s 5 Ball Spadroon (Sword) - 1786 Pattern

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The British Officer’s 5 Ball Spadroon was introduced in the 1780’s and was the first attempt at a uniform pattern sword for the British Military. It was called the 5 Ball Spadroon because of the decoration on the guard. This sword style was popular for both Infantry and Naval Officers and there were a number of variations of the pattern in use. It was even adopted by the French and American Military.

Our British Officer’s 5 Ball Spadroon features a tempered high-carbon steel blade inscribed with a “KNUBLEY” makers mark to replicate an original produced by John Knubley, who was a sword cutler in London’s Charing Cross from 1785-1795. The ornate brass hilt features a brass side ring a reeded faux ivory grip. The wooden scabbard is covered with black leather and features brass fittings, the locket being stamped with “John Knubley 11 Charing Cross” on the reverse. It also features 2 brass hanging rings.

Total length: 94cm
Blade length: 79cm
Grip length:  10cm
Weight: 816g
Blade thickness (base): 0.8cm
Blade width (base):  2.6cm
Point of Balance (PoB): 17cm
Blade: AISI 1065 High Carbon Steel
Edge: Blunt
Pommel: Nut
Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Brass

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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