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1821P Heavy Cavalry Officer's Sword for 6th Dragoon Guards Carabiniers

Description: A nice example of an 1821 pattern sword from the middle of the 19th C. The prominently stepped grip and more open ‘ladder pattern’ guard plus indicate that this is an example of the earlier type of this pattern of sword. This sword was retailed by Louis Holbeck of 4 New Bond Street, London (as etched to the ricasso); this firm is know to have been at this address in the 1840s. The grip is in good order with no damage to the shagreen and the wiring is intact. The guard is likewise in good condition with no corrosion or damage.

The etching to the blade is a little rubbed but the VR cypher and the badge of the 6th Carabiniers are still clear to see. The blade has been sharpened, as would have been the norm when departing for active service, and this may indicate that this sword was used in Crimean War.

The scabbard is in fair condition with light pitting overall, several knocks and dings plus a hole near the chape; this might be further evidence that this sword saw a hard life while its owner was on campaign.

NB. The 6th Dragoon Guards served in the Crimean War where they earned the battle honour ‘Sevastapol’.

Provenance: None known.

Price: Final sale price withheld

Catalogue No: ES0060

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