1796 Light Cavalry Officer Pipe-back

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Bryce
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1796 Light Cavalry Officer Pipe-back

Post by Bryce » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:55 pm

G'day Guys,
This took my fancy recently. 1796 Light cavalry officer's sword with a pipe-back blade. The blade is slightly curved, 88.5cm long and 3.6cm wide at the ricasso. Superficially the hilt looks like most other examples of this pattern, with the beak pommel, screw thru the ferule and inset langets, but this one has a more pleasing curve to the pommel, while most other examples have a more "flattish" pommel. Frustratingly the sword is completely unmarked.
Cheers,
Bryce
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Bryce
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Re: 1796 Light Cavalry Officer Pipe-back

Post by Bryce » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:07 pm

G'day Guys,
The earliest versions of this style of hilt seem to have been made by Thomas Gill. Here is one of mine with the extended steel pommel and inset langets, but without the screw thru the ferule, dated 1799. I think the inset langets enable the use of a slim-line scabbard, with the hand protection of a full width guard.
Cheers,
Bryce
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Will
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Re: 1796 Light Cavalry Officer Pipe-back

Post by Will » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:37 am

Bryce I like the back strap ears on this one, adds a couple curves that compliment the pommel.

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