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Title 2nd Life Guards officer's sword
Nationality British
Period 1832
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This sword belonged to Edward Pynder Lygon, who commanded the 2nd Life Guards at Waterloo and rose to Lt. Col. in this unit. He was created CB for Waterloo and given the Order of St Vladimir, 4th Class, from the Czar of Russia. The monogram 'EL' is engraved on the flaming bomb on the inner side of the guard.

There are extensive solder repairs to the guard, principally (and typically) at the junction between the side bars and the platform of the guard. I have yet to come across any of these swords in all my years of dealing which have not had repairs of this nature - seemingly bad design. All the original fishskin and wiring remain with the grip. There is some minor patination to the blade, now mostly cleaned off. A fine chance to acquire a piece belonging to a Waterloo hero.

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

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


The bayonet arrived at 8.00 this morning! It's excellent, just what I was after and I'm well pleased with it!

S A, UK, 16.05.2006

Hanger arrived safe and sound 11.30ish today. Very pleased, it's as expected. Your excellent pics make all the difference in terms of confident buying over the net. As a matter of interest, the frog, which as you said is very a/f, is, as you thought, 'spot on'. On closer inspection it is a mk.1 Naval Frog, designated 'for cutlasses'. Date seems around 1860ish give or take.

By the way, I think your site is very user friendly. Seems to work much better than many and up to date, a rarity!!!

C W, UK, 20.04.2006