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1796P Napoleonic British Light Cavalry Trooper's Sabre / Sword, sold

In aged and embattled condition, a 1796 pattern Napoleonic British Light Cavalry Trooper's Sabre / Sword.

1796P Napoleonic British Light Cavalry Trooper's Sabre / SwordImage w28 1

Sold Item Notice

With a crown over 2 inspection / view mark to the blade, this sword was bought for a regular (not reserve / yeomanry) cavalry regiment. The feint remains of the matter's name to the blade's spine appears to be Woolley. The blade has several period nicks to the cutting edge (the nicks are patinated and do not have burred edges); undoubtedly this sabre saw active (combat) service use.

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The period sharpened 32 3/4 inch blade is in good overall condition but with patina, wear and nicks. Blade firm in the hilt. The stirrup hilt in good order though aged. The original leather ribbed grip is good for its age, a real positive. The steel scabbard has pitting and the chape / drag is damaged, the later a sure sign of an arduous active service life. The sabre sheathes and draws well enough.

We wonder which battles this sword took part in, Waterloo perhaps. Anyway, a great buy at £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number W28 (1150). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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