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1796 Pattern British Light Cavalry Trooper's Sword / Sabre, Sold

In aged but good overall condition, a 1796 Pattern British Light Cavalry Trooper's Sword / Sabre by Woolley.

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Marked "Woolley & Co Birmingham" to the scabbard, so this is one of the first 1796P light cavalry sabres as Woolley went into partnership with Deakin in 1798 (so this sword was made 1796 to 1798). With a crown inspection / view mark to the blade, this sabre was issued to a regular (not reserve) cavalry regiment trooper. The cutting edge has period nicks, so this sword most likely saw action in the Peninsular and / or 100 Days War (Waterloo).

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The 32 1/4 inch blade is in good condition save for the nicks and age staining, and is firm in the hilt. The stirrup hilt with inert rust pitting but is sound. The grip has around 60% of its original leather remaining; grip aged but sound overall. The steel scabbard has inert rust pitting and a steady patina throughout, but is sound. The sword sheathes and draws a little loosely.

If only it could recount its past! An evocative investment, yours for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference R64 (0550).

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