Museum quality, 1796 pattern, British infantry, Flank Officer's sabre and scabbard. This is a Napoleonic era sword and may have seen service in either the Peninsular campaigns or possibly at Waterloo, who knows.
This sabre has been fitted with a more slender, curved blade rather than the standard, heavier cavalry blade, a custom made purchase. The blade itself is curved, just over 28 inches in length and plain with no fuller. It has a single edge for most of it's length, but a 'false double edge' for the last 11 inches up to the tip. The blade bears only a few small areas of black oxidization, as is to be expected with a weapon which could reasonably be well over 200 years old, it has no maker's mark or other stamps on it.
The sword comes complete with it's original, leather bound scabbard, fitting with steel mounts and double suspension rings, (it is very rare that the leather scabbard has not perished and been thrown away many years ago).
1796 Pattern British Infantry Flank Officer Sword
The scabbard leather bears some cracks and scuffing to it's surface but is generally in very good order.
Altogether, a very rare and pleasing British, Napoleonic sword complete with it's scabbard."