1899 Pattern British Cavalry Trooper's Sword
/ Sabre (Sold)
An 1899 P cavalry trooper's sword with scabbard marked to the
3rd British (The King's Own) Hussars and dated 1901.
It is rare to find an 1899 P British cavalry trooper's sword like
this in such good condition as they were considered easily worn
and damaged, particularly the hilt which is thin by comparison with
many cavalry sabres. Made by the Enfield sword factory and marked
accordingly with "01" to the scabbard, denoting 1901.
The blade has been "cleaned" to the point many of the
original inspection, etc. marks are only just visible. However,
the marking "3 H 099" shows it was issued to a trooper
of the 3rd (King's Own) Hussars and almost certainly means this
sword saw service with that regiment in the final stages of the
Boer War in South Africa.
The 32.5 inch blade is in good order, though it shows signs of
rust pitting marks, so it was rusted at some stage and someone shined
it up. Despite this, the blade is in good general order and firm
in the hilt. The hilt and grip, which are normally found in poor
condition, are actually in very good shape on this sword. Further
photographs available upon request. Item reference number 113 (74)