A very good example of a troopers sword. The 1821 pattern had a long, hard service life and as a consequence, surviving examples are usually found in poor condition. This example has a patinated finish and what's particularly nice is that it's complete with matching issue marks to both the scabbard and sword showing that it was in service with the Royal Artillery. Most examples encountered nowadays are marked to the yeomanry. The scabbard also bears the mark of the manufacturer, Osborne. The sword blade has a government inspection mark.
The 1821 pattern was used up to and including the Crimean War and was widely carried by the Light Brigade despite being superceded by the 1853 pattern. I would surmise that the Royal Artillery would be one of the last units to lose their 1821 weapons until after the Crimean War ended, precedence for the new pattern being given to the regular cavalry regiments.
Condition: Very good for this pattern. With honest service use and some minor loss to grip leather. See photos for condition and markings.
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