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1796P Napoleonic British Light Cavalry Trooper's Sabre, sold

In good overall condition, a Dawes made 1796 pattern British light cavalry trooper's sabre and scabbard. This item is now reserved with a deposit under our layaway program; reserve expires 16th Septermber 2016.

1796P Napoleonic British Light Cavalry Trooper's Sabre by Dawes of Birminghamimage I57 1

Sold Item Notice

A guaranteed 100% authentic Napoleonic Wars 1796 pattern British light cavalry trooper's sabre, NOT one of the many aged replicas that have recently flooded the market. This sabre was made by Dawes of Birmingham and and the correct Crown over 11 acceptance mark. The acceptance mark shows the sword was bought by the British government (Board of Ordnance) and was therefore bought for a regular cavalry regiment, not a reservist (yeomanry) regiment. With the nicks to the cutting edge, it is therefore a fairly safe bet that this sabre saw action in at least one of the two British Napoleonic Wars (the Peninsular War and 100 Days War; the later culminating in the Battle of Waterloo).

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The 32 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition except for aforesaid nicks and a brown patina. The blade is pretty firm in the hilt (a very small amount of movement; this can be fairly easily corrected). The hilt has light rust pitting throughout. The grip has retained most of its leather cover but is very aged and worn. The scabbard has an equal extent of light rust pitting to the hilt and some of the inner brass welding is showing, but is overall in good order. The sabre sheathes and draws well.

A well above average example for only £xxx (too late, now sold - original sales price divulged for a small fee). Please quote item reference number I57 (1060). Further / full sized images upon request.

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