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17-12-2005, 5:52 AM
My wifes G Grandfather served in the Crimea and this sword has been in the family has anyone any idea what it is

Cannot seem to get the photo on normally


Lawrence W. Crider
04-06-2006, 7:00 PM

The link to the photo at webshots indicates that the photo has been moved.


Larry Jenkins
30-11-2006, 2:48 AM
Pattern 1822 Light Cavalry Trooper's Sabre. Five words covers the importance of this sword: Charge of the Light Brigade. When the 600 rode "on into the valley of death" at Balaklava this was the sabre being carried. However the dramatic actions in the Crimea was not the first time this sabre saw service. One event that comes to mind was the daring charge of the 3rd Light Dragoons against Sikh positions at Mudkee in 1845. So successful was the charge that the Sikh nick-named the 3rd "The Devil's Children".

10-04-2008, 3:24 PM
There were actually two types present. As well as the Pattern 1822, the Pattern 1853 was used.