1861P British HAC Light Cavalry Officer's
In good condition, a very rare light cavalry version of the Honorable
Artillery Company officer's sword.
This is a very rare version of the Honorable Artillery Company
officer's sword, one without the shell guard and bulbous inner lip,
denoting it was made for one of the few members of the HAC Light
Cavalry, formed in 1861 as protector of the Lord Mayor.
Etched one side of the "Percy" blade with the original
owner's initials "GER" and "HAC" for Honorable
Artillery Company the other, this may allow for the original owner
to be identified and researched.
The 31 inch blade is in good order, the etching still very clear
except for the ricasso area which shows the maker's name. The blade
is firm in the hilt, the hilt generally good, the fishskin grip
and twisted grip wire bindings in very good condition. The leather
and gilt metal fittings scabbard very old and worn but an absolute
bonus that it still exists; the "repair" indicating the
leather has split / broken. If required, you should be able to have
a local leather worker replace the leather entirely for a cost of
In any event a rare sword at a very good price of £? (too
late, now sold). Further / large images available upon request.
Please quote item reference number F11 (872).