Unusual British Sabre

Bryce
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Re: Unusual British Sabre

Post by Bryce » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:41 am

Charles John Hill rose to the rank of Lt Colonel with the 7th hussars in 1833, before retiring on half pay in 1837.
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Re: Unusual British Sabre

Post by Richard » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:36 pm

Hi Bryce
That’s a nice sword with excellent provenance. Well done.
Richard

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Re: Unusual British Sabre

Post by Bryce » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:54 pm

Thanks Richard,

It is unusual to get the trifecta of Intitials, regiment and maker. If only it had been made a couple of years earlier.....
The maker name etched on the blade spine is very faint and only the last part is still legible in the right light.
It reads:

"& : 236 Piccadilly LONDON"

I assume the full signature would have looked like this one below.

If Reddell etched his name like this on all his pipe backs, no wonder we have trouble finding a maker name on many swords.

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