1860M Spanish Light Cavalry Trooper's Sabre
/ Sword, for sale
In good to very good condition, a scarce Spanish-American War
era 1860M Spanish Light Cavalry Trooper's Sabre / Sword (Sable para
Tropa de Caballería Ligera, modelo 1860 "Prusiano")
, dated 1870.
One of the heaviest light cavalry swords you will find, weighing
in at an almighty 2.4Kg (over 5lbs) on its scabbard. This model
was used by the Spanish throughout the late 19th Century, including
during the Spanish-American War. This one was made in 1870 and once
had regimental markings to the scabbard which can be seen but not
The 33 5/8 inch blade is in good condition and firm in the hilt.
The hilt with a light pitting all over, cleaned to remove the rust
that caused it, is in good solid condition. The fishskin grip is
good but with some wear / aging and loss of colour and a tiny worn
out section, but not too much / bad. The grip wire is present and
correct. The heavy steel scabbard is overall very good; the tigthening
screw is missing however. The sword sheathes and draws well, if
a little loosely.
This is a beauty of a scarce sword. It should be snapped up at
only £550. Please quote item reference number Q55. Further
/ full sized pictures available upon request. Box 0446-1.18 (3.224).