A 1796 pattern British light cavalry officer’s sabre.
Acquired for the Triquetra Collection in 2016, purchased through an online auction.
Resources about this model
- Web article: British Cavalry Sabres of the early to mid 1800s (R.S. Fleming)
- Web article: How Much Do 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Sabres Weigh? (Matt Easton)
- Web article: British Light Cavalry Sword (Anonymous, ageofrevolution.org)
- YouTube video: The 1796 light cavalry sabre (Matt Easton)
- YouTube video: British 1796 pattern light cavalry sabre (Matt Easton)
- YouTube video: 1796 pattern light cavalry officer’s sword (Matt Easton)
- YouTube video: Prussian M1811 ‘Blücher’ Sabre vs British 1796 Light Cavalry Sabre (Matt Easton)
- Similar museum example: P1796 light cavalry sabre in the Royal Armouries
- Similar museum example: P1796 light cavalry sabre in the Oakeshott Institute
- Reference book: Brian Robson. Swords of the British Army: The Regulation Patterns 1788 to 1914. Revised edition. Naval and Military Press and National Army Museum, 2011.
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- Keith Farrell
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