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1821 Pattern Victorian British Light Cavalry Officer's Sword, Sold

In very good condition, an 1821P Victorian British light cavalry officer's sword with original owner's initials.

1821 Pattern Victorian British Light Cavalry Officer's Sword

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Engraved with the original owner's initials, "A I", a good 1821P light cavalry officer's sabre.

The 35 1/4 Inch blade is in very good condition and nicely etched; the etching still very clear except for the maker's / cutler's / retailer's name which is mostly rubbed out (we think intentionally so, probably by the original owner); it appears to say "Bartels, Bank House, Aldershot" but that is our best guess. The hilt / 3 bar guard is aged / tarnished but in good condition. The fishskin grip and associated grip wire bindings are very good for the age. The steel scabbard is in good shape but has lost it's inner wooden slat liners and the two little throat screws, so the sword sheathes and draws loosely.

Lovely above average example and perhaps the original owner can be identified. Yours for only £xxx (too late, now sold - original sales price divulged for small fee). Please quote item reference N95 (1375). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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