British Pattern 1821 Light Cavalry Officer’s Sword
A lovely mid-Victorian light cavalry officer’s sword by Manton. Manton were a top quality outfitter who specialised in fitting out East India Company/Indian Army officers. They seem to have sourced their swords from various good quality makers and this could be from Charles Reeves or another good Birmingham maker. The large 35 inch blade is service sharpened and in great condition, with deep crisp etching. The hilt is in overall good condition, with a tiny bit of loss to the shagreen and some lifting at the pommel end, which should be secured with glue to prevent it worsening. The hilt is solid on the tang and this is a fantastic big cavalry sword in the hand, made for fighting. In its well-fitting scabbard.