Runkel 1788 pattern light cavalry sabre

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Runkel 1788 pattern light cavalry sabre

Post by Mike.H » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:12 am

Runkel 1788 pattern light cavalry sabre Officer's or Troopers ? I thought possibly Officers as it has a fishskin grip but it has no ferrule which I was led to believe should be present on Officer swords ?

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Re: Runkel 1788 pattern light cavalry sabre

Post by Richard » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:49 am

Hi Mike
Seems to have an English type hilt but Germanic blade and scabbard. I would therefore say officer but of course, I could easily be wrong.
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Re: Runkel 1788 pattern light cavalry sabre

Post by Mike.H » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:46 pm

Yes I would go for officers Richard but we will never know for sure.

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Re: Runkel 1788 pattern light cavalry sabre

Post by Chris A » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:29 pm

Hi Mike,
What is the decoration on the blade ?

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Re: Runkel 1788 pattern light cavalry sabre

Post by Mike.H » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:19 am

Pics Chris I think the engraving is pretty standard on these Runkel 1788 blades.

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Re: Runkel 1788 pattern light cavalry sabre

Post by Chris A » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:23 pm

My 1788 has different engraving although fairly typical Germanic as well. The signature on the back edge is just R.Sohlingen. The scabbard has one openwork panel each side and is signed D.Egg, Hay Market London. Would Egg have assembled the sword or just imported it do you think ?
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Re: Runkel 1788 pattern light cavalry sabre

Post by Richard » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:34 pm

Chris
In my view, blade imported by Runkel, hilt and scabbard made and fitted by Egg. Very nice sword.
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Re: Runkel 1788 pattern light cavalry sabre

Post by Chris A » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:35 pm

Richard,
Just what I thought.

Chris.

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