Object Title

Sword - Pattern 1796 Heavy Cavalry Trooper's sword

Sword - Pattern 1796 Heavy Cavalry Trooper's sword

Date

1796-1821

Object Number

IX.706

Physical Description

Steel stirrup hilt with pierced disc guard and reinforced in the centre with a diamond shaped plate, projecting to form a small rear quillon. The langets have been removed. The grip is ribbed and shaped for the hand and separated from the guard by a plain ferrule. The backpiece is in one with the cap pommel and has two semi-circular ears to enable it to be riveted through the grip and tang.

The blade is straight, and single-edged terminating in a hatchet point, with a broad fuller on both sides ¾ of its length.

Techniques

Forged

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength863 mm
OverallLength990 mm
OverallWeight1048 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Makers Marks
WOOLL[EY]
blade
stamped

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