1821 Patt British Light Cavalry Trooper's
Sabre, 5th Lancers (Sold)
Good condition 1821P British light cavalry trooper's sabre marked
to the 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers.
Marked to the famous and one time infamous 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers,
this 1821 pattern light cavalry sabre is in good order, though robustly
cleaned at some stage.
The maker's name is gone from the blade's cleaning, though you can
just make out a feint crown acceptance stamp. The scabbard still
clearly showing its "5L" over "424" (sabre number
424 of the 5th Lancers). The 34 inch blade is still good and strong,
though with some small rust pitting areas, and firm in the hilt.
The hilt is well above average. The grip is good, a small section
of wood under the pommel has broken off (as is common) and the leather
thin, though complete. The twisted wire grip bindings are, I suspect,
a replacement. The sword does sheath and draw very well, so the
scabbard's wooden liners are in good shape it seems.
Further / full sized images available upon request. Our item reference
number is B79 (552).