1821 Patt British Light Cavalry Sword / Sabre,
In very good condition for its age, an unmarked 1821 Patt British
Light Cavalry Sword / Sabre.
We could almost guarantee this sword is Mole / Birmingham made,
not a Prussian copy / version, due to the construction. But it has
absolutely no markings, not even a "B" bend test mark
to the spine, which indicates the manufacturer not only wanted to
withhold their name from it, but also that it is English made. It
is therefore totally unlikely this sword saw service with any British
cavalryman. This anonymous sword manufacture happened quite a lot
when companies like Mole of Birmingham made swords for the Confederate
States in the US Civil War. This one has a couple of period nicks
to the last upper section of the blade, indicating some battle use.
So, who knows.
The completely plain 35 1/4 blade is in good condition except for
a couple of nicks and some light pitting towards the point, and
firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard is in good shape but with a deep
patina and light periodic pitting. The leather grip is sound but
with some wear. The steel scabbard has some medium pitting and totally
brown patina. The sword sheathes and draws loosely (the wooden lining
slats have gone).
A well, well above average example, and yours for £500. Please
quote item reference AB05. Further / full sized images available
upon request. Box 0108-1.18 (2.451).