A Rare 1788 Pattern Light Cavalry Officer's Sabre Of The 7th Light Dragoons
Lot 124
A Rare 1788 Pattern Light Cavalry Officer's Sabre Of The 7th Light Dragoons
Sold for £4,080 (US$ 6,957) inc. premium
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Lot Details
A Rare 1788 Pattern Light Cavalry Officer's Sabre Of The 7th Light Dragoons
80cm blade with traces of engraving, regulation gilt brass hilt with coffin shaped pommel engraved with a stand of arms, the large diamond shaped langets also engraved with stands of arms, the knuckleguard engraved with foliage, the cloth covered grip encased in gilt brass pierced with a fretwork design, in its leather covered wood scabbard with ribbed gilt brass mounts engraved with foliage. (Fretwork on grip with slight repairs, scabbard worn)

Footnotes

  • See 'Swords of the British Army', Brian Robson, The revised edition, (London 1996), pp. 76,77, where an identical sword which is engraved on the locket 'VII L.D.' is illustrated.
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