1821P British Light Cavalry Officer's Presentation
In good condition, a 3 bar guard presentation version of the 1821
pattern Victorian British light cavalry officer's sword.
This sword has had its blade replated, so the etching is feint.
However, we can make out the text "Earl of Arundel & Surrey"
and also what seems to be "Captain Arnold Knigh(t)". It
may be possible for a specialist to reverse plate (remove the additional
plating) in order to reveal the full text on the inscription panel.
It seems that the Earl of Arundel & Surrey presented this sword
to a Captain Arnold Knight, but there is some text we can not determine.
The impressively long 36 inch blade, longer than most 1821P light
cavalry blades, is in good order but the etching is now feint, especially
the side with the presentation text regrettably. Blade firm in the
hilt. The special 3 bar guard (normally 2 bar guard) denotes a presentation
sword and is in good condition. The fishskin grip with twisted grip
wire bindings are both in good order. The field leather scabbard
is in good order and the sword sheathes and draws well.
This special 3 bar guard variation sword is priced as it should
be, without any inscription, at only £? (too late, now sold).
But just imagine if you can peel away the excess nickel plating
and find out the facts of the presentation! Please quote item reference
number H31 (1007). Further / full sized images available upon request.