Object Title

Sword - Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Trooper's sword

Sword - Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Trooper's sword

Date

1796-1821

Object Number

IX.2513

Provenance

Brick Tower Store, Rack 4F, 1987

Physical Description

Bowed steel stirrup-hilt with beaked pommel; backpiece with ears; rear quillon turned torwards the blade; pair of shield-shaped langets extending down the blade. Broad, curved blade with shallow fuller and rounded tip (probably for use as a practice sword)

Techniques

Forged

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength794 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

rack number
53
Base of knuckle guard
Regimental mark
AYC [sideways to the above] XI-L-D
Knuckle guard
Makers Marks
BATE
Spine/back of blade
Stamped
Inspectors marks
Crown over 8
Blade
Stamped
Hilt marked AYC and Bate.

Associations

Notes

The AYC marking almost certainly stands for Ayrshire Yeomanry Cavalry: see entry for IX.2510, under Notes.