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1796P British Light Cavalry Trooper's Sabre, Woolley & Deakin, Sold

In fairly good overall condition, a 1796 Pattern British light cavalry trooper's sabre, by Woolley & Deakin.

1796 Pattern British Light Cavalry Trooper's Sabre, Woolley & Deakinimage P32 1

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Marked "Woolley & Deakin" to the blade spine and also faintly inscribed to the scabbard. The 1796P has no inspection marks, so is either a private purchase (campaign sword) or regimental purchase for an NCO. The forward cutting edge has tell tale period nicks.

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The 32 1/4 inch blade is in overall good condition, except for period nicks. The blade is loose in the hilt (or rather the hilt is a little loose) with a gap showing a small section of the tang, though the sword does not like it has been reseated (by examination of the tang finale / pommel). The leather has gone from several places on the grip and there is a section of grip base missing from under the pommel. The steel scabbard is aged but sound. The sword sheathes and draws a tad loosely.

An iconic Napoleonic sword, quite possibly if not likely one that saw action. Yours for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference P32 (0215). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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