This 1821 pattern light cavalry trooper’s sword is in fair to good condition for its nearly 180 plus years of age and use.
The 870mm slightly curved blade has a thick, flat spine above a wide, three-quarter length fuller. The blade is double-edged for the final 240mm and terminates in a spear point. The blade is in good condition with use related marks and scratches with small patches of shallow pitting and tarnish. The blade was service sharpened.
As with many P1821 trooper's swords, the ricasso is without cutler’s details.
The bars of the guard are in good condition with some shallow pitting. The refurbished leather wrapped grip is in good condition and the blade is firm in the hilt.
The sword is complete with its polished iron scabbard with twin suspension rings and asymmetrical, lyre-shaped shoe. The scabbard is in fair condition with shallow pitting and numerous small dings on the lower third. A small section of the braised seam has also slightly parted. The dents are possibly due to the scabbard banging against the trooper’s spurs but could also be caused by the scabbard having been used defensively. The sword sheathes and draws smoothly and is held firmly within the scabbard.
This is a fair to good example of a Victorian 1821 pattern light cavalry trooper’s sword.