1821P British Cavalry Officer's Sword with
Waterloo French blade, Sold
A 1821 Pattern British Heavy Cavalry Officer's Sword with captured
Waterloo French blade.
A shortened (to British regulations) Waterloo French An XIII cuirassier's
sword blade, with inspection marks for 01/08/1814 to 01/05/1815,
mounted into a British 1821P heavy cavalry guard / hilt. The brown
on the front of the guard is period camouflage paint remains matching
that on the inside of the guard. The blade renumbered "312"
by the British sword cutler which matches the scabbard number. The
scabbard could easily be re-leathered.
The 34 5/8 inch modified blade is in very good condition and firm
in the hilt. The hilt / guard with remnants of camouflage paint
has some damage indicating it was used in battle. The grip is in
good order, though aged / worn and some of the minor grip wire strands
have gone. The remnants of the scabbard would allow a leather worker
to releather it if desired. The sword is obviously loose in what
is left of the scabbard.
Oh come on, what a great sword! Not only does it have a captured
Waterloo French trophy blade mounted into it, but was then probably
used in battle again! Oh boy, seriously under priced at £?
(too late, now sold). Please quote item reference R82 (0559). Further
/ full sized images available upon request.