1800's British Yeomanry Cavalry Officer's
Sabre, Ivory Grip, For Sale
In good but aged condition, an impressive early 1800's British
Yeomanry Cavalry Officer's Sabre with Ivory Grip.
An impressive Napoleonic British light cavalry officer's sabre
with post 1801 British Royal Coat of Arms and Georgian cypher. The
blade with a single nick to the very forward cutting edge. The ivory
grip showing the original officer owner was high ranking and standing.
The 29 3/8 inch blade is worn but the etching is still clear and
is firm in the hilt. The gilt brass stirrup hilt is in very good
condition. The ivory grip has fine age cracks and a small piece
chipped out under the pommel, plus various small chips especially
where the grip meets and goes under the back piece. But it is a
solid piece of ivory and is very impressive under the lion's head
pommel. The twisted grip wire bindings are good. The leather and
brass fittings scabbard has seen the test of time and is way better
than most. The top fitting has lost its frog stud / button (early
swords had frog studs and suspension loops). The sword sheathes
and draws well.
A really great looking sabre in above average condition. A snip
at £1000. Please quote item reference AE36. Further / full
sized pictures available upon request. Box 0834-1m (2.273).