1796 Patt. British Light Cavalry Officer's
Sabre, JJ Runkel (sold)
With approximately 80% blue and gilt etch remaining, this is a
very good condition 1796P British light cavalry officer's sabre
made by legendary maker JJ Runkel of Solingen.
It is rare to get ahold of such a popular iconic British sabre
like this in such good condition these days; collectors simply do
not let them go and with good reason. This particular 1796P light
cavalry officer's sabre is in very good condition, around 80% of
the original blue and gilt etching remaining, everything sound,
the 32 1/4 blade in superb condition for its age with just a few
rust spots thankfully away from the etching and firm in the hilt.
The hilt equally in very good condition for its age, the leather
and twisted grip wire bindings very good still; a huge bonus. The
steel scabbard is in good condition, a little rust here and there,
but not too much. The sabre sheathes and draws well though the original
wooden liners for the scabbard are gone, as is typical, so there
is a little rattle when sheathed. Further pictures available upon
request. Item reference number 950 (410).