sword (weapons: edged)

Rare detached blade from a sidearm for a Grenadier Company officer. The blade is of flattened diamond section, and is etched with the motto 'NEC ASPERA TERRENT' ['Difficulties be Damned']. It is further etched with a grenade and small military trophies. The forte is thickened, and etched with the pre-1801 British Royal Arms. The tang of the blade has subsequently been covered with cloth and bound with a narrow strip of leather. The blade was probably manufactured and etched in Solingen, Germany.

The tang of the blade has subsequently been covered with cloth and bound with a narrow strip of leather. Unfortunately this type of wrapping whilst common in the Arab world, is not necessarily unique to their culture, and the blade’s subsequent history is unknown. The blade was probably manufactured and etched in Solingen, Germany. The pattern of hilt with which this sword was originally fitted has not been identified although many avenues of research, including portraiture, remain un-investigated.

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