This is a typical example of a sabre made for an officer of a British Rifles Regiment. This sabre was made by Samuel Hoppe of Solingen, as can be seen by the beehive mark of this maker active between 1827 and 1885. The blade is beautifully decorated with very detailed etchings.
The sabre is in good overall condition, but is missing part of the grip wire. More importantly, this blade was slightly filled down to repair some extensive nicks on the edge. The hilt has an even patina. The hilt is very solid with no rattle.
It would be a good piece for someone wanting to own a drill sword for HEMA.