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Title 1796 pattern Light Cavalry officer's sword
Nationality British
Period c 1796
Sold
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'George Osborne / Sword Cutler / Bordesley near / Birmingham' is engraved on the reverse. This is the classic sword which enabled British Light Cavalry to trounce the opposition time after time in the Peninsula and at Waterloo. It has a far better balance than the French equivalent, which was hilt heavy.

The silver grip wire is missing in its entirety and both scabbard and hilt have a fair degree of dark patina from age and neglect. However, the blade is still bright and in good shape and the grip is sound, not soft with worm, though there might be the odd worm hole. There is evidence of a small old resin repair to the centre of the leatherwork on the grip.

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


[Edged Weapons : Swords : British : 18th Century]

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I have in the last six months inherited my late father Alan Swain's police memorabilia collection along with much paperwork receipts etc. I would like to pass on to you my thanks for such good dealership with my father going back to the late 80s and well into the 1990s.

Laurence Swain, UK, 20.08.2016

Pot arrived in good shape, thanks for your assistance.

it is a pleasure dealing with you and I hope this is one of many dealings.

B N, USA, 18.02.2012

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