A 1796 pattern Officer’s Light Cavalry Fighting Sword
A nice untouched example of a 1796 pattern Officer’s Light Cavalry fighting sword with an unmarked blade that would have been polished bright but is now age dulled.
The regulation wrought iron or steel stirrup hilt has a wooden grip bound with cord and covered in leather. Some losses to the leather are evident as often occurs with these pattern of swords. The curved blade is in nice condition with only a miinimal amount of pitting at the point as illustrated and would otherwise benefit from a good clean.
The scabbard is made from wrought iron and has two bands and loose rings for suspension to a sword belt.
This particular sword would respond very well to a professional clean and would seem to represent an interesting restoration project for a sword enthusiast.