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1796 pattern british infantry sabre ius-s-162

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1796 Pattern British Infantry Sabre

Item History and Description (US-S-162) –

The British Army standardized the swords to be carried by infantry officers in 1796 this is the
sword they settled on; a spadroon-like cut-and-thrust sword with simple, but elegant Georgian
styling that hearkened back to the small swords carried by gentlemen in earlier times. In just
four years following, the blade was at the hip of practically all British Line Infantry Officers.
Regardless of the standardization of form, the blades varied in their width and in their engraved
decoration. Though widespread, it was not regarded as a good combat blade despite being
used through the entirety of Britain’s contests with France in the Napoleonic Era. It would not
be officially replaced until 1822 by the more elaborate ‘’Gothic-Hilted’’ sword and before then
many officers had opted to acquire the 1803 Pattern sabre instead.

Specifications:

Total length: 105,41 cm
Blade length: 86,36 cm
Weight with scabbard: 1.200 kg


This replica of the 1796 British Infantry Officer sword has a blade of unsharpened, tempered
high carbon steel. It has a hilt of brass and a grip wrapped in copper wire plated with silver. The
scabbard is of leather with brass accents.