1796 Pattern British Light Cavalry Officer's
A 1796 Pattern British Light Cavalry Officer's Campaign Sword,
Napoleonic Wars / Waterloo era.
This is not maker marked, but the grip ears are typical of a cutler
called "Brunn" who used to hilt J J Runkel made blades.
The 32 1/4 inch blade has the remnants of etching, is period sharpened,
firm in the hilt, and has a wobble / bend near the point end, possibly
period battle damage. The grip has a lot of wear, which tends to
indicate this sabre saw an active service life, though most of the
leather is till present, it has gone under the pommel, which is
a sure sign of heavy use, as this is the section most vulnerable
to damage from a hot sweaty hand over time. The steel scabbard too
looks like it has been through the wars, though is sound. The sword
sheathes and draws tightly, most likely due to the wobble in the
tip end of the blade.
If only swords could talk! An evocative investment for just £?
(too late, now sold). Please quote item reference P25 (0220). Further
/ full sized photos available upon request.