An 1821 pattern British light cavalry officer’s sabre.
The blade has a stamp commemorating the Battle of Moodkee in the first Sikh War, with two plant leaves, an upper ribbon saying “MOODKEE”, and a lower ribbon saying “DECR 18TH 1845”. Of the five British regiments present at the Battle of Moodkee, there was only one regiment of light cavalry: the 3rd King’s Own Light Dragoons.
Acquired for the Triquetra Collection in 2013, purchased from a private collection.
Resources about this model
- Web article: British Cavalry Sabres of the early to mid 1800s (R.S. Fleming)
- YouTube video: Antique swords: British 1821 pattern light cavalry trooper (Matt Easton)
- YouTube video: Antique swords: The British 1821 light cavalry sword is a good sword (Matt Easton)
- Forum thread: British Pattern 1821 Light Cavalry Officer’s Sword (myArmoury.com)
- 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.
Our thanks to the volunteers who helped with the information on this page:
- Ben Davies
- Keith Farrell
If you found this article interesting or helpful, please do send us a small donation to help with maintaining our Collection and to let us both expand it with new pieces and find better ways of sharing the Collection with the public.