BladesSwords1821 Heavy Cavalry Officers Sword With Orthopaedic Grip
~ 1821 Heavy Cavalry Officers Sword With Orthopaedic Grip ~
Here we have something unique and rarely seen, a heavy cavalry officers sword with a grip, most likely modified on campaign to firm the hand of a man who has lost the use of his little and possibly ring finger.
With the sword pattern and type of injury, this leads me to believe that this belonged to an officer of the Heavy Cavalry regiments who saw action in India, with the Indian warriors of the period taking advantage of the shape of British guards and attacking the least protected fingers. So whilst this sword bears no name or markings that would give an owner the maths is there, there are ten heavy cavalry regiments, each with having twenty-two officers (twenty-eight including ancillaries) and there are ten heavy cavalry regiments, with there being little turnover it could be assumed that the officer would be one of approximately two hundred and twenty officers at the start of a year who was medically discharged by the end. This sword would have been in use during the Crimea and the Indian Mutiny when many an officer was injured but soldiered on through the campaign.
~ Dimensions ~
The sword is 43 inches ( 110 cm) long.
The blade is 37 (94 cm) inches long.
The sword weighs 1.45Kg.
~ Condition ~
The swords scabbard has some noticeable wear from neglect but there has been some restoration work done to the scabbard.
There is a single chip to the blade from combat.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £25 or it can be inspected in our shop.
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