1796 Pattern British Light Cavalry Trooper's
Sabre / Sword, Gill, Sold
In good condition, a Napoleonic 1796 Pattern British Light Cavalry
Trooper's Sabre / Sword by Gill.
Stamped "GILL" to the spine, this 1796P has a crown over
1 inspection / view mark, so it was issued to a trooper in a regular
(not yeomanry) cavalry regiment. No regimental markings but not
many were during the Napoleonic Wars (including the Battle of Waterloo).
The 32 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition for its age; some
streaking stains, the very tip with some pitting one side, firm
in the hilt. The stirrup hilt / guard in very good shape, with some
age / patina. The original leather covered grip with small wear
/ small missing patches and worm holes, but really above average.
The heavy steel scabbard in very good condition for its age; some
rust pitting here and there but not too much. The sword actually
sheathes and draws very well (most are loose, but not this one),
so the wooden lining slats are still there and in place.
Well above average. Invest now: £? (too late, now sold).
Please quote item reference AD57 (0566). Further / full sized images
available upon request.