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British Cavalry Pattern 1796, Heavy Cavalry Trooper Sword
1796 Heavy Cavalry Sword


 
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£4,450.00
£2,500.00

Product Code: 1796HCOG

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What a gem of a sword.
Marked to the Royal Inniskilling Dragoons.
Maker mark, Osborn and Gunby.
This sword is totally unaltered which makes it pretty rare as you know.
All solid and as should be. Sword does not appear to have been apart. It had been the victim of a slight over clean at some point, however, all markings remain clearly visible, the blade is still battle sharp and the patination is pretty even.
The langets hold the sword securely in the scabbard without rattling.
There is only one small dent on the scabbard.
The blade retains its full length and hatchet point. The guard retains its original shape and langets.

This sword was purchased from France and I am told, had been there for a very long time. Waterloo Campaign.
Used by both Union and Household Brigades on the field of Waterloo. Sgt Ewart of the 2nd Scots Dragoon Guards captured an Imperial Eagle with this sword.