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Georgian British Light Cavalry Officer's Sword, For Sale

In fair to good condition, a Georgian British Light Cavalry Officer's Sword.

Georgian British Light Cavalry Officer's Sword

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Made by F I Cater of 56 Pall Mall London, bearing King William 4th's royal cypher, this sword dates from 1832 to 1837. The blade is slender but this is hardly a dress sword; most likely the officer had more use for his pistols. The scabbard and hilt have suffered the test of time and humidity (the rust is now inert), but the blade has aged very well except for the forte / ricasso.

The "tablet" etched 32 1/2 inch pipeback blade is in exceptionally good condition for most of its length and firm in the hilt. The widely flared 3 bard hilt / guard is good but with rust / patina. The fishskin grip is mostly good but some of the edges have receded from the back piece; the twisted grip wire bindings sound. The scabbard has rusted (now inert) but is sound. The sword sheathes and draws loosely, so the wooden lining slats have gone.

A really very nice sword for only £400. Please quote item reference U19. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0857-1m (1.762).

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