While the regular pattern 1796 Infantry straight sabre had some cut and thrust functionality to it, it was completely inadequate for the Grenadier, Light Infantry and Rifle officers of the British Army, whose duties took them away from the safety of regular Infantry line formations. In the late 1790s unofficial curved bladed Infantry sabers started popping up in regiments. These sabers came in many shapes and sizes and in 1803 the army officials took steps to standardize this weapon.
Hilt made of brass, 1050 high carbon steel blade. The grip is wrapped with black leather and wire. Scabbard : leather and brass.
Length 95cm, blade's Length 82cm.