1796P Napoleonic British Light Cavalry Officer's
Sabre / Sword, Sold
In overall fairly good condition, a 1796P Napoleonic British Light
Cavalry Officer's Sabre / Sword.
Clearly a campaign sword as it has a leather (not fishskin) grip
and was period sharpened.
The 32 3/4 inch blade has the remains of its once magnificent blue
and gilt etching still remaining under the langets. The blade itself
has some quite heavy pitting towards the point. Blade firm in the
hilt. The hilt / guard is in good condition. Original leather grip
is in good but a little worn condition. especially worn towards
the front with one side the first turn of leather is gone. The twisted
grip wire is very good for its age, some looseness. The steel scabbard
overall good with some lighter pitting. The sabre sheathes and draws
fairly well, a little loosely.
A really evocative piece given it is a Napoleonic campaign sabre.
Priced well below market value. £? (too late, now sold). Please
quote item reference S99 (0720). Further / full sized images available