1821 Patt Victorian British Light Cavalry
Officer's Sword, sold
A fine sword in very good condition, an 1821 pattern Victorian
British light cavalry officer's sword, with original owners' initials
and family crest etched to blade.
A well above average example of the 1821P light cavalry officer's
sword, owner's initials "J C R" and family crest to the
blade (research the crest and you will quite likely identify the
original owner). Good, strong, deep Victorian etching.
The superb 32 1/3 inch blade is in very good condition and has
the magical original sharpening evident with a few nicks to the
forward cutting edge of the blade; we do not think this sword has
been abused at a later date but rather has seen some period action.
The blade is firm in the hilt, the hilt with a good patina throughout,
the fishskin grip aged and worn in places, but still very good,
as are the twisted grip wire bindings. The steel scabbard with equal
patina to the hilt. The sword sheathes and draws well, the scabbard
just holds the sword in place when inverted.
A lovely sword with some potential history and original owner details
to research. Further / full sized images upon request. Please quote
item reference number E95 (850)