We have for sale a 1821 pattern light cavalry sword in sleeper condition.
A rare trooper’s example in very good, unrestored condition. Extra leather cover has, at some time in the distant past, been shrink-wrapped over the existing hilt. Interestingly, I have been unable to find any unit markings.
Blade length and width: 35.5in. x 1.25in.
Blade type: slightly curved, flat back, single broad fuller to within 8in. of the spear point; double edged for the last 10in.
Guard: plain steel, three-bar. Single hooked quillon.
Grip: wood, covered with leather. Also, extra shrink-wrapped leather cover.
Scabbard: steel, with two bands and loose rings; large shoe.
Back edge has maker’s stamp: OSBORN. Thomas Osborn of Birmingham (a major Government contractor).
Believed influenced by the French Light Cavalry sword, Model 1816. Essentially, a compromise “cut and thrust” sword. Production started in 1823, each sword costing eighteen shillings, excluding the scabbard. Superseded by the dual-purpose Sword, Cavalry, Pattern 1853.
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