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Title 1796 pattern Light Cavalry officer's sabre
Nationality British
Period c 1801-03
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This fine sword, marked 'H.OSBORN's//Warrented' (Henry Osborn at this point had a factory at Bordesley Mills, Birmingham), has a 32.75" blade with the 1801-16 royal arms and a 95% blue and gold finish. The blade has never been sharpened. Since Osborn was made cutler to the king in 1803, it almost certainly dates this piece between 1801-03.

The hanging rings on the scabbard have been somewhat crudely replaced, probably by the local blacksmith in its working life, since, as this sword has never been sharpened, it probably belonged to an officer of the yeomanry and could thus have served through two generations. The normal hanging rings would have been of the split ring variety. The grip is of leather and is bound with three strands of silver wire, which are complete.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Swords : British : 19th Century]


Package arrived 12.30 today safe and sound. Honest piece as you described so all good.

C W, UK, 07.10.2014

The parcel has arrived. Fantastic bayonets!!! Thank you very much!

M G, Germany, 09.12.2005