Object Title

Sword and scabbard - Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Officer's sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard - Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Officer's sword and scabbard

Date

about 1815

Object Number

IX.922

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. The hilt, of quite fine quality, retanins its original blueing.
Broad, curved, single-edged blade with shallow fuller. The blade is decorated with blueing and gilding as well as being etched with various patriotic designs. Etched on one side of the blade are foliage, an angel (Victory?), the crowned monogram of G.R., a laurel wreath and a figure of a Light Dragoon. On the other face are foliage, laurel wreaths, the Star of the Order of the Garter, a trophy of arms, Britannia, the British Royal Arms and a cartouche inscribed T. BATES WARRANTED

Techniques

Etched, Forged, Blued

Materials

Dimensions

SwordBlade length833 mm
SwordOverall length960 mm
SwordWeight793 g
ScabbardLength858 mm
ScabbardWeight680 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Blade etched: Bate's Warranted.
Foliage, an angel (Victory?), the crowned monogram of G.R., a laurel wreath and a figure of a Light DragoonBlade face
Etched
Foliage, laurel wreaths, the Star of the Order of the Garter, a trophy of arms, Britannia, the British Royal Arms and a cartouche inscribed T. BATES WARRANTEDOther blade face
Etched

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