1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Officers Sword for the 22nd Light Dragoons. With Single edged blade, double edged towards the point, the blade etched, blued and gilt (only traces remaining) with regimental mark, ’22 LD’ and stands of arms , Royal Cypher and a figure of ‘Justice’, regulation steel stirrup hilt with wire bound fish skin covered grip, in its original steel scabbard.
William, Viscount Fielding raised the next regiment to use the title 22nd (Light) Dragoons; this regiment lasted slightly longer, being disbanded in 1802 with the onset of peace. However, the 25th Dragoons (raised for service in India by F E Gwyn on 9 March 1794) was renumbered 22nd (Light) Dragoons in that year. This 22nd (Light) Dragoons regiment served throughout the Napoleonic Wars, which began in 1805. It served in India and in the British Invasion of Java (1811), where it remained until 1813. The regiment was disbanded in 1820.
Blade Length: 32.5 Inches (82.55 cm)
Overall Length: 37 Inches (93.98 cm)