1821 / 1896 Pattern British Cavalry Officer’s Sword For
Good condition owner initialled 1821 / 1896 Pattern Cavalry Officer's
Sword with Scabbard.
The 1821 pattern with its distinctive "honeysuckle" pattern
pierced hilt was originally for the heavy cavalry officer. In 1896
this pattern was also extended to light cavalry officers.
Made by Hawkes of London with the serial number 4612 stamped into
the 88cm blade's spine, well etched with owner's initials ("HW")
and Queen Victoria's Royal Cypher. The sword is in overall good
condition with good etching remaining on the blade, which does have
a couple of rust spots however near the tip. The field service leather
scabbard is comlete but the end / chape area is loose. The blade
is firm in the hilt and the fishskin grip plus wire bindings are
all good and tight. Further pictures available upon request.