A Very Good Georgian Yeomanry Officers Sabre by Reeves & Greaves. With curved single edged blade cut with a long deep fuller running almost the entire length of the blade, beautifully engraved with scrolling foliage and stands of arms, the makers name appears on scrolls at the forte, unusual hilt of scrolling foliage of 1796 form, with wire-bound fish skin grip, in its original brass mounted leather scabbard with two suspension rings.
Reeves & Greaves; 6 Fazeley Street, 1829-1831.
Bayonet, Cutlass & Sword Manufacturer, There was a Reeves, Charles who was a Victualler & Gunmaker at 62 Bartholomew Street c.1815-1825. It is probable that he was the founder of the firm. Reeves & Greaves appear in Rate Books which cover the years 1827-1833, but it is not an original entry. The spelling of Grieves appears in the Directories as shown but is probably a misprint.
Commander W.E. May, R.N. & P.G.W. Annis (1970) Swords for Sea Service, Her Majesty’s Stationary Office. London.
Blade Length: 80 cm (31.5 Inches)
Overall Length: 93 cm (36.5 Inches)