In fairly good overall condition, a 1796 Pattern British light
cavalry trooper's sabre, by Woolley & Deakin.
Marked "Woolley & Deakin" to the blade spine and
also faintly inscribed to the scabbard. The 1796P has no inspection
marks, so is either a private purchase (campaign sword) or regimental
purchase for an NCO. The forward cutting edge has tell tale period
The 32 1/4 inch blade is in overall good condition, except for
period nicks. The blade is loose in the hilt (or rather the hilt
is a little loose) with a gap showing a small section of the tang,
though the sword does not like it has been reseated (by examination
of the tang finale / pommel). The leather has gone from several
places on the grip and there is a section of grip base missing from
under the pommel. The steel scabbard is aged but sound. The sword
sheathes and draws a tad loosely.
An iconic Napoleonic sword, quite possibly if not likely one that
saw action. Yours for £800. Please quote item reference P32.
Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0215-1m