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Title Light Cavalry officer's sword, 1796 pattern
Nationality British
Period c 1801-07
Price £3000.00
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This Austrian-influenced sabre would have been carried by British horse artillery and Light Dragoons throughout the Peninsula War and, of course, at Waterloo. It is marked 'Osborns Warranted', a renowned Birmingham sword cutler. It has the post-1801 arms and pre-dates the amalgamation of Osborn & Gunby, which took place in 1807.

The blue and gold blade (just over 32" long) has some 95% of its original finish. There are a few edge nicks midway towards the end of the decorated part of the blade, with several beyond. It has its original leather grip and twisted silver wire binding. It does not appear to have been stripped for cleaning purposes, though there are some light plier marks round the tang nut. The scabbard is in nice order, without any serious dents and with split rings, as you would expect on an officer's sword.

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[Edged Weapons : Swords : British : 19th Century]

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All the goods have arrived and they're in perfect conditions. It was a pleasure doing business with you.

S A, Italy, 17.03.2011

I am more and more pleased with the sword, and am wondering whether to do an article on it...

M M, UK, 04.11.2005

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