1796 Pattern British Light Cavalry Officer's
Blue & Gilt Sabre, For Sale
In good condition, a 1796 Pattern British Light Cavalry Officer's
Blue & Gilt Sabre, made by JJ Runkel.
This sabre has been well sharpened and has a pre-1802 British Royal
Coat of Arms etched to one side of the blade. It would appear therefore
the sabre was once owned by a regular (not reserve) cavalry officers
during the Napoleonic Wars.
The 32 1/4 inch blade is in good condition, minimal patina, with
useful amounts of blue and gilt etch remaining. The blade has a
little movement in the hilt, no too much. The guard has a steady
patina and a little former rust but is overall good. The leather
grip is aged and with a couple of worm holes plus a tiny missing
section under the pommel, but good; the twisted grip wire is also
good. The officer weight steel scabbard has age (patina, former
light rust, a few minor dings, one suspension ring missing) but
is sound. The sword sheathes and draws a little loosely.
If only swords could speak of their past. An evocative sound investment,
just £1250. Please quote item reference AD32. Further / full
sized pictures available upon request. Box 0460-1m (2.073).