1796P Napoleonic British Light Cavalry Trooper's
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
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
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