Object Title

Sword - Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Trooper's sword

Sword - Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Trooper's sword

Date

1796-1821

Object Number

IX.1850

Provenance

Old Tower collection, probably Tower arsenal. First registered when on loan to the Department of the Environment (later English Heritage) at Pendennis Castle (Loan L145) in about 1979.

Physical Description

Stirrup-hilt with curved knuckle-guard; combined pommel and backpiece with ears; rear quillon turned towards the blade; pair of shield-shaped langets extending down the blade. Broad, curved blade with shallow fuller.

Variations, losses, damage, etc: ribbed leather-covered wooden grip (leather worn); leather 'buff-piece' present; a few minor edge nicks to blade, one deeper one 375 mm from tip.

Techniques

Forged

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength794 mm
OverallLength927 mm
OverallWeight964 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Inspectors marks
Crown over 4
face of blade
stamped
On blade, on outside, near hilt, stamped: crown over 4.On blade, on back, near hilt, stamped: ...OOLLEY (Woolley) with the very faint remains of another word below, possibly with O or P in the centre.
P PBlade
Maker's mark
[W]OOLEY
Back/spine of blade
Stamped

Associations

Notes

For this pattern generally and for other examples in the Royal Armouries, see entry for IX.245, under Notes.