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Napoleonic / Waterloo Dutch Light Cavalry Officer's Sabre, sold

In good overall condition, a rare Napoleonic / Waterloo Dutch / Belgian Light Cavalry Officer's Sabre / Sword.

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Sold Item Notice

The outer brass bar of the hilt is bent inwards (correction possible) and there is a period single good sized nick to the cutting edge of the blade. This sabre is virtually guaranteed to have been there at Waterloo as the Dutch army fought with the British, arguably with more distinction and valour than the British.

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The 32 7/8 inch highly curved sharpened blade is in very good condition except for a single nick to the cutting edge plus a little bend to the very tip. Blade firm in hilt. The hilt with damage to the outer guard bar which, given this is a brass hilt is not unsurprising. The hilt otherwise in good order and with a pleasing steady brown tarnish / patina. The grip with some wear and a small but hard scuff is in good condition. The twisted grip wire is good. The steel scabbard is overall good but has lost both suspension rings. The sabre sheathes and draws well is a little loosely.

A great and evocative piece with probably some history to tell, if it only could. Under-priced at £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number AF31 (1085). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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