This sword is one of the most scarce and sought after British cavalry swords there is. This sword is modeled after the Austrian 1775 pattern and you will be amazed at this sword. It's massive blade was used for service with the British Dragoon Guards, etc. throughout the Napoleonic Wars. In more recent times, it has been made famous by the author Bernard Cornwell in his novel series on a 95th Rifles officer by the name of Sharpe, who welds this relatively cumbersome weapon with great efficiency. The steel, pierced guard and back strap are significantly reinforced as compared to other swords of the period. Finishing element of the hilt is the ribbed black leather grip. The blade is quite broad. Completing the sword is a well crafted steel scabbard with extra-reinforced ring mounts.