1788P Yeomanry / Light Cavalry Officer's
Sabre / Sword, Sold
In aged but sound condition, an unusual 1788 Pattern Yeomanry
/ Light Cavalry Officer's Sabre / Sword by Woolley.
An unusual 1788 pattern in that the blade is 30 1/4 inch yet does
not appear to have been shortened (based on the tip and curvature
of the blade). It may have been made for a yeomanry officer who,
for whatever reason, perhaps his own height or belief close quarter
sword play was the way to go, had this sword blade specially made.
The 30 1/4 inch blade has a deep patina throughout, some pitting
but not too much, and is firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard in good
though aged condition. The fishskin grip has suffered somewhat the
test of time and has some loss, showing the gripping twine and wooden
A famous maker, a scarce pattern of sword and a special bespoke
version all in one for just £? (too late, now sold). Please
quote item reference AE61 (0957). Further / full sized images available