1796P Scottish Light Cavalry Officer's Sabre
A rare 1796 pattern British light cavalry officer's sabre etched
with the emblem of Saint Andrew for a Scottish officer.
If you are a Scottish sword collector I would wager this is one
you most likely do not have already, so snap it up quick while it
is available. A 1796 pattern British light cavalry officer's sabre
for a Scotsman, etched with the emblem of St Andrew. The light cavalry
sword feared by the French, rightfully so, this one carried by an
officer from north of the border, which I think was quite a rare
Typical wide flared hatchet point blade, 32 inches, firm in the
hilt, with the remnants of etching including the all important St
Andrew and cross. Leather grip in good order, ring bindings generally
good but have come loose on one turn. Sheathes well in its original
scabbard. A good 1796P light cavalry sabre as it is, I suspect made
by Gill though I can not see any maker's name. Further pictures
available upon request. My item reference number is 515 (1).