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Circa 1780 British Cavalry Officer's Sabre by Osborn (Osborne), sold

Rare late 18th Century British light cavalry officer's sabre by Osborn (before he changed his name to Osborne) and scabbard.

Circa 1780 British Cavalry Officer's Sabre by OsbornCirca 1780 British Cavalry Officer's Sabre by Osborne

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A rare sabre in very good condition for its age, datable to pre-1785 courtesy of the fact the maker Henry Osborn changed his name to Osborne at that time. There is some conjecture this may be an earlier Trooper of Horse Grenadiers sword (went on to become Life Guards in the Household cavalry) circa 1765 / 1770 (shortly before they became Life Guards).

Osborn, not Osborne

This sabre is in very good condition for its age, the 32.5 inch blade with a little rust patination as you would expect but firm in the hilt. The leather grip worn thin and lacquered over but sound. The leather scabbard tired but still in good order; the upper fitting missing its frog stud. This is a lovely old rare sword and good investment. Further / full sized photos available upon request. Sword reference number 266 (69).

 

 

 

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