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Sabres: The Dragoon Officers' Pattern 1841 Sabre (Fig. 49, 50 )

It was distinct from the soldiers' sabre in the following details: a) arbitrary blades were common; b) the ferrule on the grip, the knuckle bow's middle part and the quillon's tip were decorated with a floral pattern; c) the metal mount of the scabbard featured a mouth-piece, two bands with loose-ring fitments to take the belt suspension straps and a chape; d) all the hilt's and scabbard's metal parts were gilt.

Overall length was about 940 mm, the blade's length was about 810 mm, the blade's width was below 31 mm, the blade's curvature averaging 65/380 mm, overall mass downwards of 1,300 gr.

In 1841 it replaced the cavalry officers' Pattern 1827 sabre in dragoon regiments and mounted pioneer units.

In 1846 a similar replacement was effected in mounted artillery. In 1860 it replaced the cuirassier officers broadswords in dragoon regiments, the cuirassier ones had been renamed into. In the 1863-1865 period it was regulation weapon of the infantry and foot artillery officers and was carried with infantry sword-knot. In 1881 all it had been regulation weapon for before had it replaced with the dragoon Pattern 1881 shashka (shasqua) and thus eventually ordained from regulation weapons ("phased out").

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