Lot 137

A Napoleonic era 1796 pattern light cavalry officer’s sword and scabbard (named to Colonel Henderson), featuring a blue and gilt blade. The curved sabre blade of 33 inches (84cm), blue and gilt for the first 13 inches (33cm), by Runkel of Solingen (engraved to spine), with GR on one side and the royal coat of arms on the other. Typical 1796 pattern iron stirrup hilt and backstrap, without ‘ears’, leather-covered wooden grip with wire. Scabbard engraved ‘Colonel Henderson’ with another word underneath which has been deliberately erased. (1)

Estimate: £2,200-£2,500