A good scarce 1788 pattern cavalry trooper’s sword

Item:
449
Region:
Britain
Type:
Military Swords
Description:
A good scarce 1788 pattern cavalry trooper’s sword of the Sussex (or Surrey) Light Dragoons. The regulation blade which is sharpened for field service is stamped with a Government inspector’s mark, a crowned 1. The regulation iron hilt has langets, and the gripstrap is deeply engraved with the rack number B/11 and the initials S.L.D., the wooden grip is leather covered. Contained in its steel scabbard with twin hanging bands and rings, the top deeply engraved with the rack number B/11 and the initials S.L.D.
Metrics:
Blade length 35½” (90cms) Overall length 40½” (103cms)
Notes:
The Sussex (or Surrey) Light Dragoons were a Fencible Cavalry unit.
Price:
£1,650