In fairly good conditions, a Hadley made British 1796M Light Cavalry Trooper’s Sabre & Scabbard
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Hadley was a smaller Birmingham maker during the Napoleonic but the crown view mark to the blade confirms this 1796 model / pattern sabre was issued to a regular cavalry regiment so may have seen action; the old (no burring, patina to the cuts) nicks to the cutting edge also indicate this.
The 32 1/2 inch blade is in good condition save for the nicks. The blade does have some movement in the hilt grip (can be corrected by passing art knife segments with glue down into the tang / hilt / grip). The hilt / stirrup guard in aged but good condition. The original grip leather has gone, leaving the wooden base. The steel scabbard has a rust hole, multiple dings and the throat is missing. The sabre sheathes and draws loosely as the scabbard’s interior wooden lining slats are long gone.
A classic Napoleonic British 1796 light cavalry trooper’s sabre for a bargain price, just was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference Y24. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1419-115x20x20 (3.040).