A RARE Coffin hilt OFFICER'S SWORD OF THE WARWICK LIGHT DRAGOONS,

Stock Code: 8268

 A RARE Coffin hilt OFFICER'S SWORD OF THE  WARWICK LIGHT DRAGOONS, 38” overall.33”  curved fullered blade double-edged towards the point, etched, blued and gilt with a trophy-of-arms, a mounted dragoon, and the initials 'WLD' on one side and with further scrolls of foliage, the seal of Warwick, and 'GR' crowned on the other, steel hilt comprising knuckle-guard engraved with trophies, large oval langets decorated with a crown on one side and the Regimental letters 'WLD' on the other, 'coffin' shaped pommel, and original chequered hardwood grip in it ‘s original steel and tooled black leather scabbard. Top mount engraved Wooley & Co Birmingham.

The Warwickshire Fencible Cavalry, was a regiment of six troops, raised in May 1794 and disbanded in the spring of 1800; George, 2nd Earl of Warwick was the regiment's colonel.

See Swords of the British Army by Robson, pages 60-63 for two similar swords with ebony grips to the 10th and 30th Light Dragoons and The British Cavalry Sword from 1600 by Martyn page 62 where its use is further attributed to the 7th Light Dragoons, Leeds Light Dragoons and Warwick Light Dragoons.

A very rare sword in good condition, blue and gilt faded, pomel a little loose.

 

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Price: £3,495.00

Available: Yes

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