1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Sabre

Swords » Single-handed ID: RWS133

Information for 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Sabre:

this is a beautiful replica sword with its wide sweeping blade and stirrup grip. It was indeed an extremely effective cutting sabre, so much so that the Prussians adopted it near the end of the Napoleonic wars. It also found favour with the United States. The US dragoon pattern for the War of 1812 was identical to this sword except the scabbard was blackened. Even the Mexican Army received this sword in the 1830s in the form of British Army surplus.


This said it is most famous for its use by Britain’s light dragoons and hussars in the Peninsular war and the Battle of Waterloo. So nasty were the wounds received from this sword that the French lodged a complaint to the British that the sabre was inhumane.

The steel hilt of the reproduction is very well executed with smooth junctions. The black leather grip has very well defined ribbing making it a superior copy. The smart-looking 33 inch blade is made of high carbon "spring" steel. This sword comes with a well-constructed steel scabbard with two suspension rings. A great addition to your British sword collection! Do not let the amazingly affordable price fool you. This is a very well made sword.Steel Hilt and scabbard. Hand forged, tempered blade.

Overall Length: 98 cm * Blade Length: 80 cm** Sword Weight: 750 grams * Entire weight:1.05 kg 

Manufactured by: Universal SwordsMaterials used: high carbon "spring" steel

Overall length: 98cm
Blade length: 80cm
Weight: 750g



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1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Sabre

1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Sabre