Georgian British Light Cavalry Officer's
In fair to good condition, a Georgian British Light Cavalry Officer's
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 £? (too late, now sold).
Please quote item reference U19 (0857). Further / full sized images
available upon request.