1796P Napoleonic British Light Cavalry Sergeant's
Sabre, Dawes, Sold
In very good condition, a fishskin gripped 1796P British light
cavalry trooper's sabre for a sergeant / NCO, made by Dawes of Birmingham.
We 100% guarantee this is an authentic period 1796P, not an aged
modern reproduction (be careful, many fakes exist). In well above
average condition, complete with crown inspection mark to the blade,
this signifies the sword was purchased by the British army (Board
of Ordnance), which in turn means this went to a regular (main)
cavalry regiment, not a reserve (yeomanry) regiment.
The magnificent 32 1/4 inch blade is in very good condition and
firm in the hilt. The hilt very good and sound with little sign
of rust, just an overall very pleasing black patina. The grip is
worn in places, and has lost some of its upper section under the
pommel, as is really very common (the area under the pommel got
the greatest pressure and often the wooden base is missing as well).
The steel scabbard is also very good, some light former rust pitting.
The sabre sheathes and draws well.
A well above average example of a rarer sergeant's version of the
1796P light cavalry sabre, and by quality maker Dawes, for just
£1200. Please quote item reference number F67 899). Further
/ full sized pictures available upon request.