I offer for sale a good example of a British 1821 Pattern Light Cavalry sword complete with it's scabbard. This particular pattern of British cavalry sword is becoming rare to find.
The maker's making are well rubbed away due to period polishing, but there is just enough narrative remaining near the ricasso, for me to make out what I believe is: "W. Prosser, LONDON, to --- King". I might be incorrect but, this sword certainly looks identical to the 1821 Pattern LC swords produced by William Prosser of 9 Charing Cross, London and his son John. The Roman numerals "IV" lie within scrollwork and foliage engraving on the blade, and it is known that the Prossers were the favourite sword cutlers to King George IV of England.
The 35 1/2 inch long pipe-backed, sharp blade is in good condition retaining alot of it's original polish and the blade is good and firm within the hilt. The blade terminates in a lovely long Quill-point and the rear of the quill is also sharpened. The Prosser culters are credited with developing the quill-pointed British blades.
The hilt consists of three Steel guard bars with bear etched edge border lines in the Prosser style and a rear quillon scrolls forwards towards the blade tip. The grip retains 98% of it's Shagreen covering, together with it's grip binding wires intact. A typical stepped pommel with raised tang button, back-strap with raised ridge completes the sword.
There are patches of black oxidization staining to the iron hilt.
The Steel scabbard is nice and bright with no dents or damage, just the throat collar a little loose (the two tiny throat screws will need tightening). The sword is a little loose in the scabbard at present, but the scabbard fits the sword well and appears to be it's original scabbard. Again the throat collar follows the Prosser design.
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