EAA Research Consultant
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Route 66
Excellent Ibrahiim!!!! and thank you for these brilliant excerpts!
I recently got this book on George Washington's swords, and indeed it is most important to see the scope of sword types he owned. It is always the case that officers will typically have a range of swords suitable for various occasions. There were 'hunting' swords (hangers); dress or 'walking' swords; court swords for diplomatic occasions as well as fancy dress swords for 'parade'.
Often officers also had heavier less embellished swords often termed 'undress' as well as favorite sword forms termed 'fighting swords' for use on campaign.