1796 Pattern British Light Cavalry Officer's
Blue & Gilt Sabre, Sold
An 1801 to 1816 made Napoleonic Wars British light cavalry officer's
blue and gilt etched cavalry sabre, in good overall condition.
The legendary 1796P, rightfully feared by the French. This one
with 1801 to 1816 British royal coat of arms makes it 100% Napoleonic.
The blue and gilt etching still clear, but aged, perhaps 40% blue
and gilt remaining.
The 32 3/8 blade with some rust, plenty of aging, but the etching
still very clear, and the blade is firm in the hilt. The steel stirrup
hilt well patinated but solid, damage to one of the grip ears. The
fishskin grip still good but the twisted grip wire bindings are
gone. The steel field service scabbard aged and with rust patches
but overall sound. The sabre sheathes and draws OK if a little loosely.
These iconic sword just keep appreciating in price. At £xx,
grab it while you can. Please quote item reference J51 (1142). Further
/ full sized pictures available upon request.