Waterloo era 1796P British Light Cavalry
Trooper's Sabre, sold
In good condition, a Waterloo era 1796 pattern British Light Cavalry
Trooper's Sabre, Scabbard, Belt, by Woolley, Deakin & Dutton.
Marked to scabbard "Woolley Deakin Dutton" which dates
this 1796 pattern sabre to 1811 - 1815, when this renowned Birmingham
sword maker used that name. With crown over 4 British "view"
(inspection) mark, this sabre was bought for a regular (front line)
light cavalry regiment at the time of / just before Waterloo and
may well have seen service there.
The 32 3/4 inch blade is in very good condition for its age and
firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard with light inert rust pitting
/ patina is in good condition. The original leather on wood grip
in good condition also. The steel scabbard with slightly more inert
rust pitting / patina is in good condition. The sword sheathes and
draws very well which means the scabbard's interior wooden slats
are intact and in place. The leather strap, presumed to be original,
is in aged but sound condition.
Not many this good! Your slice of history for just £? (too
late, now sold). Please quote item reference number AF50 (1120).
Further / full sized pictures available upon request.