Napoleonic Cavalry Officer's Pipe Back Dress
Sword, Ivory Grip, for sale
In good condition, a rare straight pipeback bladed version of
the 1796 pattern cavalry officer's sword, a dress sword for either
a light cavalry or yeomanry cavalry officer.
A very rare version of the British 1796 pattern stirrup hilted
light cavalry officer's sword. This one has a straight 29 3/4 inch
pipe backed blade which means it is a dress sword circa 1815. It
would either have been worn by a light cavalry or yeomanry cavalry
officer, probably during the Napoleonic Wars.
The blade has some damage to it, but we do not believe this could
be battle damage. It is slim and very elegant blade, firm in the
hilt. The hilt is in very good condition, the ivory grip also very
good (some slight losses, many little cracks as you should expect
with ivory left to the air for 200 years or so. A lovely looking
sword on top of its rarity makes this a very good investment at
only £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference
I30 (1085). Further / full sized images available upon request.