In good condition, a Early Victorian 1821P Pipeback British Light Cavalry Officers Sword / Sabre.
The early Victorian “tablet” etching feint but visible, this is the iconic 1821P light cavalry officer’s sword at its most aesthetic best.
The 32 3/16 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt with patina / light inert rust pitting and some original browning indicating it was for a regular cavalry (not reserve / yeomanry) officer. The hilt / guard with lovely flared bars (nice to look at, not so good for thrust defense). Remains of original field leather knot. Fishskin grip good, as are the twisted grip wire bindings. Browned steel scabbard has some patina but is in very good shape. The sword sheathes and draws very well, nicely firm when fully sheathed.
A really good and above average sword. One of the best buys you can make £550. Please quote item reference AE32. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0785-1m (1.815).