An original British 1796 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Trooper’s Sword – 3rd Dragoon Guards
A scarce example of a British Napoleonic heavy cavalry trooper’s sword marked to the 3rd Dragoon Guards, a regiment that saw action in the Peninsula at Talavera, Albuhera and Vittoria. The sword comprises the typical and distinctive disc hilt with langets removed according to regulations. The knuckle bow is engraved with the designation – 3D and the troop number (indecipherable) and then individual trooper number – 22. The grip is mainly ribbed wood (originally leather wrapped). The blade is inspector stamped and spear- pointed. To read more about the history of this regiment please click here.
Condition of the Sword
In good overall condition with appropriate age wear.
Specifications of the Sword
Blade length is 34.5 inches (40 inches overall).
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