A Rare Royal Regiment of Horse Guards Trooper’s Sword. 41 ½” overall, 1796 pattern 34 ½” straight blade with hatchet point. Steel bowl guard cut out with a band of triangles. Two side bars and ladder knuckle bow, wooden grip with shaped ears. In its original steel scabbard with boat shaped throat piece.
Rare sword, with light old pitting overall, hilt with one crack, leather missing.
At Waterloo the Royal Horse Guards part of the 1st British [Household ]Cavalry Brigade Attacked and destroyed Delort’s cuirassiers on the left flank of d’Erlon’n corps attack at about 2 o’clock. 282 officers and men with 120 casualties.
See R. Dellar. The British Cavalry Sword 1788-1912 page 179-184.