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British Waterloo 12th Royal Lancers Cavalry Trooper's Sword, for sale

In aged and worn condition, an authentic British Waterloo 12th Royal Lancers Cavalry Trooper's Sword / Sabre.

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Marked "12 RL H 27" to the crossguard and "12 RL C 37" to the scabbard, both were present at the Battle of Waterloo with different troopers; the marriage reflects this sword stayed in long arduous service with the 12th Royal Lancers. The blade is marked to maker Gill, the scabbard to Osborn & Gunby. This is a 100% authentic 1796 pattern British light cavalry trooper's sword which saw action at the Battle of Waterloo; the 12th Lancers charged the French to relieve / save the British heavy Union Brigade. The 12th Lancers also saw earlier extensive action against Napoleon's Imperial French Army in the Peninsular War, so this sword has seen a lot of combat against the French.

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The 32 1/8 inch blade has been period pointed and sharpened and has several slight nicks to the forward cutting edge that attests to its actions. The blade has suffered from a long service life and time with some rust pitting; blade firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard worn / aged but good. The grip is well worn and has a later repair under the pommel where the grip suffers most pressure and such lost is very common. The scabbard has been repaired at some stage during its service life (the lower section has been re-welded into the lower suspension ring) but is sound. The sabre sheathes and draws well.

Hold this sword and you will connect with the cavalry / lancer trooper that held it at one of the world's most famous battles. This is a great piece of history for just £1700. Please quote item reference number AE85. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Box 1016-1m (2.569).

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