Sabretache c1825

The earliest known sabretache of the 2nd Dragoon Guards is this silver and black design. The Guelphic crown was in gold embroidery but the royal cypher and oak leaf surround were silver. The regiment was silver laced with black facings at that time, up until 1830. The cypher is CR, originally for Queen Caroline, consort of George II, but it could have remained throughout the reign of George III and George IV, as both their Queens had the initial C. We know that they used the CR cypher from the 1751 Morier painting of the 2nd DG. The lace around the edge is of herring-bone pattern , which was used for the pouchbelt in the 1820s, although with a black central stripe.

Regimental details | Sabretaches


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