British Cavalry Trooper's Sword M1796 - Thomas Craven
Compared to the earlier 1788 pattern sabre, the 1796 is shorter, broader and generally stockier in its component parts. The 1796 pattern sabre tends to balance fairly far from the hand, perhaps giving some people the feeling that it is heavier than it actually is when they hold it. - Matt Easton
Pattern1796. Curved blade struck with an Ordnance mark at the forte and with the maker's mark THOS CRAVEN on the back edge, regulation steel stirrup hilt, wire bound leather covered grip, contained in its steel scabbard. Grey staining to blade and nicks.
Marked on the spine "Thos Craven", the sword was probably made from 1799 to 1802