1788 Patt. British Light Cavalry Trooper’s
Good condition 1788 Pattern British Light Cavalry Trooper's Sword
by Woolley with original steel scabbard.
A sometimes forgotten period (late 18C) in history when Britain
and France had several battles against each other, and this sabre
looks like it participated (there are several aged / period nicks
to the cutting edge), both on the continent and in Ireland where
France supported the United Irishmen when this sword pattern was
still in use, though being replaced by the new 1796P. Although this
pattern of sword does crop up now and again, it is very rare indeed
to find one with its original scabbard.
Marked to British maker "Woolley" on the spine, the perhaps
zealously cleaned blade is 83 cm in length and firm in the hilt.
The hilt is good though aged, the original grip with wear. The steel
scabbard is sound, but has some holes towards the chape one side.
The sword sheathes and draws well.
Due to the scarcity of this item, the price of £? (too late,
now sold) is an investment indeed. Please quote item reference 122
(62). Further pictures available upon request.