Napoleonic Wars British Grenadier / Light
Infantry Officer's Sabre, For Sale
In overall good though aged condition, a Napoleonic Wars British
Grenadier / Light Infantry Officer's Sabre / Sword.
This exact same model of sword, made by Dawes, is featured in "Sword
of the British Army" by Bryan Robson and is said to have been
owned by a captain in the 84th
Regiment of Foot (York and Lancaster Regiment) and is dated
as being carried by the officer from 1800 to 1818. The general pattern
(shorter curved blade and stirrup type hilt) was used by grenadier
and light infantry officers as it was ideal for their skirmishing
The 30 inch blade is in good condition with the remnants of the
original etching still visible, including "Dawes" and
"Warranted", and is firm in the grip. The brass hilt has
movement and some bending damage to where the flaming bomb motif
is. The ivory grip shows this sword was likely for a senior officer
such as a captain. The ivory grip with chips and age related hair
line cracks, but is good overall and has grip wire still in place.
The leather and brass scabbard is in aged condition with the leather
cracking and with some loses along the edge towards the upper fitting.
The sword sheathes and draws quite tightly, and does not sheath
fully due to shrinkage.
Rare sword. Nice price. £900. Please quote item reference
T39. Further / full sized images upon request. Box 0752-1m (2.214).