A Very Rare Regimental 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Officer's Sabre Of The 10th Light Dragoons

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A Very Rare Regimental 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Officer's Sabre Of The 10th Light Dragoons

Sold for £ 5,520 (US$ 7,618) inc. premium

Antique Arms and Militaria

7 Dec 2010, 12:00 GMT

Oxford

A Very Rare Regimental 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Officer's Sabre Of The 10th Light Dragoons
83.5cm blade engraved blued and gilt with foliage, a stand of arms and a mounted cavalryman, copper hilt with squared knuckle-guard, fluted pommel and back-piece, diamond shaped langets, the outer applied with a crown over GR cypher in silver, the inner engraved 'XLD' and 'Prince of Wales Own', wire bound fish skin grip, in its brass scabbard with two open work leather panels on each side, fitted with suspension rings on fluted mounts, and fluted frog stud. (Leather possibly replaced on scabbard)

Footnotes

  • This sword would appear to fill the gap between the so called coffin pommel sword of 1794, and the 1806 pattern sword which was introduced when the regiment became hussars. It is believed that there are three similar but more ornate examples on display at Windsor Castle.

    Provenance
    The Jeff R. Worrall Collection.

    Literature
    G. Worrall, Antique Arms and Militaria, 'The 1796 Light Cavalry Sword', Part 1., September 1994.

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A Very Rare Regimental 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Officer's Sabre Of The 10th Light Dragoons
A Very Rare Regimental 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Officer's Sabre Of The 10th Light Dragoons
A Very Rare Regimental 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Officer's Sabre Of The 10th Light Dragoons
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