Walscheid's British Pattern 1821 Cavalry Sabre
This is an example of Walscheid’s British Pattern 1821 cavalry sabre produced close to or at the start of the Civil War. It varies from the regulations prescribed for the British trooper’s 1821 sabre in that the blade is thinner and shorter and lacks the “ears” pinning the grip to the tang, and the grip is shark skin rather than leather. This example bears the maker’s name on the reverse ricasso and the obverse reveals the small round disc bearing the word “Proved.” The blade with stopped fuller is 33” long, 38” overall. Pommel is lightly decorated but the sword is minimally embellished.
This is a non-regulation variant of the British Pattern 1821 cavalry trooper’s sabre produced for foreign market and most likely was purchased at the beginning of the Civil War to supply the huge demand for edged weapons in 1861. It is original and in excellent condition.
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