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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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Thank you for the bayonet... I am absolutely thrilled with it. Look forward to more purchases from you.

D B, UK, 16.02.2006

Found the item a little on the expensive side and a bit disappointed that you were unwilling to bend a bit on the price of the Officer's Tunic Eagle (half the fun of buying, after all, is the haggling), but impressed by the speed of delivery and the quality of the item. Was well worth it in the long run...

G F, UK, 30.08.2005

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