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Title Light Cavalry officer's sword, 1796 pattern
Nationality British
Period c 1801-07
Price £3000.00
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This Austrian-influenced sabre would have been carried by British horse artillery and Light Dragoons throughout the Peninsula War and, of course, at Waterloo. It is marked 'Osborns Warranted', a renowned Birmingham sword cutler. It has the post-1801 arms and pre-dates the amalgamation of Osborn & Gunby, which took place in 1807.

The blue and gold blade (just over 32" long) has some 95% of its original finish. There are a few edge nicks midway towards the end of the decorated part of the blade, with several beyond. It has its original leather grip and twisted silver wire binding. It does not appear to have been stripped for cleaning purposes, though there are some light plier marks round the tang nut. The scabbard is in nice order, without any serious dents and with split rings, as you would expect on an officer's sword.

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

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


Many thanks for the belt buckle, it arrived on Wednesday and I am very pleased with the purchase.

K E, UK, 06.02.2009

Everything AOK. Excellent stuff on your part. I would not hesitate to buy like objects off you again. My sincere thanks!

D S, Australia, 31.12.2007