British 1882 Patt. Cavalry Trooper’s
Good condition, maker marked 1882 / 1885 pattern British cavalry
trooper's sword and scabbard.
This sword has several MOD, inspector, repair and inspection stamps,
reflecting the fraught time when swords were failing and sound sword
demand outstripped supply in the British Army; the first date on
this sword is "86". Due to the length of the blade, this
is actually the 1885 Pattern variant. The scabbard shows the original
trooper to have served in the 20th Hussars and that it was later
passed down to a yeomanry regiment.
The sword generally is in good condition with no movement or looseness
anywhere. I would accept £350 for it. Further pictures available
upon request. Item reference number 120 (Box66).