1788/1796 Pattern British Light Cavalry Officer's
Blue & Gilt Sabre, for sale
In good to very good condition, an unusual 1788/1796 Pattern British
Light Cavalry Officer's Blue & Gilt Sabre, maker Craig &
Quite possibly a reproduction but, if so, one of incredible attention
to detail, Georgian era accuracy and quality. A 1788 pattern or
similar hilt / guard with a 1796 pattern flared point blade. Superbly
etched with George III's royal cypher, post 1801 British Royal Coat
of Arms, Britannia, a mounted hussar and flourishes, etc. Around
80% blue and gilt etch remaining.
The 32 inch blade is in very good condition but has some age /
inert rust / patina towards the point. Blade firm in the hilt. The
stirrup hilt in good condition. The leather grip and twisted grip
wire are good but aged (the guard and grip look period / antique).
A stunning blue and gilt etched sword for a very low price. A lot
of quality blue and gilt etching just £600. Please quote item
reference number AF56. Further / full sized pictures available upon
request. Tube 1137-106x16 (2.239).