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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]


just recieved my kukri. its a lovely piece with a bit history, love it. it will add greatly to my collection.

R C, UK, 04.09.2015

Thank you for the receipt. It wasn't necessary so soon. I was happy to get it when we meet. You have a most excellent reputation and I trust you. It is a pleasure to do business with you and hope to do more.

A T, UK, 08.06.2006