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Thread: Pattern 1796 Heavy Cavalry Trooper's Sword - some considerations

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    Pattern 1796 Heavy Cavalry Trooper's Sword - some considerations

    Hi all
    I was wondering about this 1796 sword - some doubts about the langlets and the patina on the blade. Is it legit or a fake is my simple question.

    Jan
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    Looks to me like a perfectly genuine (if well worn) example by Osborn.

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    Thanks! That is reassuring I must admit.

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    Jan it is authentic and marked to E troop #6. What is the blade length? It appears to retain the original hatchet point but knowing the blade length can confirm this.
    It looks like the sword has none of the typical modifications seen in this 1796 pattern of sword which makes it more desirable than a sword with modifications.
    Last edited by Will Mathieson; 10-13-2019 at 07:26 PM.

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    Thank you for your reply and confirmation. Blade length is 86 cm.

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    Robsons quotes 35 inches so at just under 34 inches the sword may have been repointed in the past.

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