online Militaria dealer - Antique-Militaria [UK]
magnify icon Search militaria Medals - Arms - Militaria
Home icon Antique Militaria Home Cart icon Cart Checkout icon Checkout about us icon About us for the SEs and the curious Site map Telephone icon Contact us People shaking hands icon Customer comments | Help
Title Light cavalry trooper's sabre
Nationality British
Period c 1790
 (This item is subject to special postage, click here for more information.)

This sword is a rare variant of the 1796 pattern for the light cavalry, but with echoes of the 1788 pattern, ie no ears on the grip. Furthermore, the loop for the sword knot is placed on the side of the hilt rather than at the top of the guard where you would normally expect to find it.

There is some damage - about 3" long - in the form of a split to the top of the scabbard (see photo) and one of the split rings is now broken in half, but both halves are present on the sword. The wooden liners to the scabbard would appear to have rotted, but the blade has much of its original polish and neither the hilt nor the scabbard would appear to have been machine cleaned/polished. Slightly scruffy grip, but the bulk of the leatherwork is intact.

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

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


Just a brief note to confirm that the sabre has been delivered today. All is as it should be. I have to say I’m impressed with the ‘custom’ packaging, obviously essential in your line of business. I have made a very quick inspection of the sword & it fully lives up to your accurate description, very pleased with the purchase.

M B, UK, 18.06.2015

Bayonet arrived safely today. Thanks very much indeed, I'm very pleased with it.

N M, UK, 30.12.2009