~ 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Officer's Sword With Scabbard By Osborn & Gunby ~
A decent example of a 1796 pattern light cavalry officers sabre including the scabbard.
These were used primarily by British Light Dragoons & Hussars, and the King's German Legion light cavalry during the Napoleonic Wars.
The blade has a pronounced curve with widening near the point to form a hatchet tip.
To the forte of the blade is the cutler's stamp of ‘Osborn & Gunby’.
The hilt is of wood with cordage around part of it. It has a 'stirrup' form with a single knuckle bow. The iron back piece of the grip has ears which are riveted through the tang of the blade to give the hilt and blade a very secure connection.
The sword comes with the original scabbard which is complete with both suspension rings and is also stamped ‘Osborn & Gunby’.
~ Dimensions ~
The blade measures 83cm in length. The sword and scabbard together weigh 1.970 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The blade is very clean apart from under the langets. There are a couple of small nicks to the edge.
The hilt and scabbard have light rust. The item is in untouched condition.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £18 or the sword can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.