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Waterloo era British Light Cavalry Trooper's Sabre / Sword by Gill, sold

In aged but good overall condition, a Gill of Birmingham made Waterloo era British light cavalry trooper's sabre / sword.

Waterloo era British Light Cavalry Trooper's Sabre / Sword by Gillimage M29 1

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A guaranteed 100% authentic Waterloo ear British light cavalry trooper's sabre, NOT one of the many aged replicas that have recently flooded the market. This sabre was made by Gill of Birmingham and and the correct Crown over 4 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 typical action damage 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 1/4 inch blade is in good condition but with typical slicing wear to the front cutting edge, firm in the hilt. The hilt is overall good with a pleasing patina. The grip is original and well above average, some wear / aging / small patches missing. The scabbard is aged and has lost both its throat screws and mouth piece, but is still good overall. The sabre sheathes and draws well, satisfying tightly at the end.

A well above average example for only £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number M29 (1235). Further / full sized images upon request.

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