1796P Napoleonic / Waterloo British Light
Cavalry Trooper's Sabre, sold
By renowned Birmingham maker Gill, this is a superb Board of Ordnance
stamped 1796 pattern British light cavalry trooper's sword that
saw action during the Napoleonic Wars.
First, we guarantee this is an authentic Napoleonic wars British
light cavalry sabre, not one of the many aged reproductions on the
market; 100% money back guarantee. This example is well aged but
very sound overall, made by one of the most revered British sword
makers of the time, Gill of Birmingham, and has period forward cutting
edge damage (nicks) to the blade that, together with the Crown Board
of Ordnance stamp, says this sword has been used in battle.
The 32 /12 inch blade is in very good general order, though has
some light pitted areas and scuffing, plus the tell-tale nicks to
the forward cutting edge, and is firm in the hilt. The hilt is aged
but very sound, the original leather on wood grip is very aged and
worn, but there are some thin leather traces still there which is
quite a rarity, so well above average in that respect and a great
bonus to still be able to hold the same leather as the trooper that
helped defeat Napoleon's Grand Amree. The scabbard is well pitted
but sound. The sword sheathes and draws well enough but loosely,
as the original wooden liners for the scabbard are long gone.
A lovely piece of history from Britain's finest hours. Further
/ full sized images upon request. Please quote item reference F31