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The 1796 Heavy Cavalry Sword is perhaps most famous as the sword used in the Bernard Cornwell novels of Captain Richard Sharpe in the 95th Rifles who wields this relatively cumbersome weapon with great efficiency during his Napoleonic battles
Lantern Armouries 1796 Heavy Cavalry Sword is handmade by Sword smith using Traditional craftsman methods and all the features of the originals including:
The 1796 Heavy Cavalry Sword was modeled on the Austrian 1775 pattern sword and was used in the battle of Waterloo 1812 by British Heavy Cavalry regiments such as the Kings Dragoon Guards. The Famous Heavy Cavalry brigade charge at Waterloo included the Royal Scots Greys which is well remembered in the Lady Butler painting “Scotland forever” showing the greys all full charge with their 1796 Heavy Cavalry swords draw.
The 1796 heavy cavalry sword remained in service until 1821 with regular cavalry regiments and until the 1850’s with some yeomanry regiments.
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