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.
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).
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.