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1796P Waterloo era British Cavalry Officer's Sabre / Sword, For Sale

In aged and battle damaged condition, a 1796 pattern Waterloo era British Cavalry Officer's Sabre / Sword.

1796P Waterloo era British Cavalry Officer's Sabre / Swordimage ae65 1

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A true undress (campaign / field service) sword with its leather grip, despite the fact it once had glorious blue and gilt etching often associated with dress swords. This one has a couple of chunks / nicks to the cutting edge and also back edge very near the point; it appears this sabre once took part in active service!

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The 32 1/4 inch blade has said damage but is otherwise good and firm in the grip, remnants of blue and gilt etching remain at the forte. The stirrup hilt / guard is a little loose and aged but sound though one langet is missing. The leather covered grooved grip has worn holes and age / wear but is sound. The scabbard has suffered rust, now inert, but is sound. The sword sheathes and draws loosely, no doubt the original interior wooden lining slats have gone.

A sword that has been through the wars for sure, but an evocative piece and sound. Something to hold and wonder / visualize over. Just £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AE65 (0990). Further / full sized photos available upon request.

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