A 22nd LIGHT DRAGOONS SWORD. British 1796 pattern Light Cavalry sabre of the type carried at the Battle of Waterloo, and throughout the Napoleonic campaigns. Manufactured by DAWES of Birmingham and stamped with their name on the back edge of blade. The blade also etched with XX11LD in a square panel. Complete with it's original steel scabbard with two hanging rings. Original leather covered wooden grip, the grip wire binding missing. The scabbard engraved with XX11 L. D. identifies this sword as having been carried by cavalry of the 22nd Light Dragoons. The Battle of Waterloo, which took place in Belgium on June 18, 1815, marked the final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte, who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century. This sword could easily have played some part in NAPOLEONS defeat. Very good condition. Blade length is 33 inches. Overall length in scabbard is 39 inches. A difficult to find sword in decent condition. Ref 3945.
The Battle of Waterloo was fought on 18 June 1815 between the French Army led by Napoleon Bonaparte and a coalition led by the Duke of Wellington for Great Britain, & Marshal Blücher of Germany. The decisive battle of its age, it concluded the Napoleonic wars that had raged for 23 years, it ended all French attempts to dominate Europe, and destroyed Napoleon's imperial power forever.
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