In very good condition for age, a 1796P Napoleonic British Light Cavalry Officer’s Blue & Gilt Etched Sabre.
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George III Cypher, post 1801 Royal Coat of Arms and maker’s name “Woolley & Deakin” to blade spine firmly date this fine 1796 pattern British light cavalry officer’s sword from 1801 to 1806.
The 31 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition with large amounts of blue and gilt etch remaining. Blade firm in the hilt. The steel stirrup hilt in good condition. The original leather grip has some age and wear but is sound / good. The silver metal twisted grip wire has some losses and is a little wayward in places. The steel scabbard is aged but good thous has lost one suspension ring. The sword sheathes and draws well.
These swords just keep appreciating (going up in value), so our price of was £? (too late, now sold) is a very evocative sound investment. Please quote item reference AG32. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1389-101x19x16 (2.353).