British 1821 Pattern Light Cavalry Officers Large Pipe Back Fighting Sword
» British 1821 Pattern Light Cavalry Officers Large Pipe Back Fighting Sword
This is a great example of a large 1821 pattern British Light Cavalry officer’s fighting sabre.
The 905mm pipe back blade is single-edged and terminates in a quill point. The slightly curved blade is double-edged for the last 275mm.
The blade is in good condition and is undecorated. There are no maker’s details. The blade has a pleasing, slightly speckled patina and retains a sharp fighting edge.
The steel three-bar cavalry guard is in good condition with minimal wear and marks from use. The plain steel back strap, with slightly raised thumb section is finished with a stepped oval pommel and peened tang.
The grip is strong and secure. The shagreen is in good condition and the three strands of twisted wire are intact and tight. The blade is firm in the hilt.
This is a great fine example of a large 1821 pattern light cavalry officer’s fighting sabre.