Here we have a rather stunning and uncommon flat edged 1788 style spadroon made by Samuel Harvey of Birmingham, these flat edged swords were considered by some to be superior combat swords (a belief that continued through to the Victorian era with flat edged sabres) and this one certainly feels like it was made for an officer who favoured the cut.
Larger than the average spadroon blade this piece has a similar feel in the hand to a broad or backsword, there being lots of prescence in the forte and the cut. The hilt was of high quality with a faceted backstrap and knuckle bow rather than the more common curved and a ribbed ebony grip. The sword has some wear to the edge as expected from a combat sword but is overall in good condition. This sword can be yours for £525 or best offer.