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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.

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Sold Item Notice

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.

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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.

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