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Circa 1780 British Light Cavalry Officer's Sword, For Sale

In good overall condition for its age, a scarce circa 1780 British Light Cavalry Officer's Sword.

Circa 1780 British Light Cavalry Officer's Sword

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The steel scabbard with rounded cavalry chape shows this sword was for a cavalry regiment officer who bought it with active field service in mind.



The 31 3/8 inch blade has a steady patina and some inert pitting but is in sound to good order and firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard has patina and a little inert pitting but is good. The ebony / ebonized wood grip is in very good condition, just a couple of cracks under the pommel. Grip wire still present and good; incredible! The steel field service scabbard has a rust hole towards the chape / drag but is overall sound. The sword sheathes and draws quite well.

A well above average example of a scarce circa 240 year old sword. A good deal at only £700. Please quote item reference number V47. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Box 0996-101x19x17 (1.620).

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