1788 Patt. British Light Dragoon Officer's
Sabre, JJ Runkel, sold
In good condition, a 1788 pattern Georgian British light dragoon
officer's sabre by JJ Runkel.
The JJ Runkel Solingen inscription can just be read on the blade's
spine. The remains of the regiment name "XXXXXX Light Dragoons"
only has the "Light Dragoons" part legible, as this was
protected from over zealous cleaning over the years courtesy of
The highly curved 33 1/4 inch blade was period sharpened, as you
would expect. The blade has been cleaned to the point only a little
of the original etching still exists under the langets, Blade is
firm in the hilt. The hilt is in good shape, as is the grip.
A scarce sabre and well worth our price. Please quote item reference
H58 (1026). Further / full sized images available upon request.