1796 Pattern Gills British Light Cavalry
Trooper's Sword / Sabre, Sold
In overall good condition, a Gills of Birmingham made British
light cavalry trooper's sabre / sword.
This sword has been zealously cleaned / polished; there appears
to be the remains of a crown inspection mark on the blade (signifying
it was issues to a regular cavalry regiment, not a reservist yeomanry
regiment), but we can not be sure.
The 32 1/2 inch blade is in good condition but with several small
period nicks to the forward cutting edge. Marked "Gill"
to the spine, the blade is firm in the hilt. The hilt overall good,
the grip in very good condition. The heavy steel scabbard is good
and sound; the sabre sheathes and draws well for its age.
Very nice example, very nice price; £xxx (too late, now sold
- original sales price divulged for small fee). Please quote item
reference number O43 (1380). Further / full sized images upon request.