Sotheby's auction one of Lord Nelson's sabres

A sword once carried by Nelson is to be auctioned by Sotheby’s and is expected to fetch between £6,000 and £8,000.

Nelson’s lost his right arm in the failed attack on Santa Cruz, Tenerife, while carrying the sword.

Nelson’s ancestor Captain Galfridus Walpole was wearing the sword when he lost HIS right arm fighting the French 86 years earlier.