WW1 1912 Pattern British Cavalry Officer's
A good 1912 pattern British cavalry officer's sabre, with WW1
camouflage paint to the inner bowl and original owner's initials
to the blade.
Get access to a copy of the WW1 British army officer lists, look
through the cavalry regiments for an officer with the initials "F
A G B" and you probably have the original owner's name for
this fine 1912 pattern sabre. Because the dark green over brown
camouflage paint used in World War One is still present on the inner
bowl of the guard, it is a given this sword was carried during the
Made by Rogers & Co of 8 New Burlington Street London, I can
pretty much date the sword to 1918. Serial number 15980, the 35
inch blade is generally good, but with one area of rust on one side
just below the the initials, and firm in the hilt. The hilt and
fishskin grip plus twisted grip wire bindings are in good order.
The leather and steel scabbard is good overall with a wear rub area
to the inside indicating this sword was carried on horseback for
some considerable amount of time.
A good sword and with the prospect of researching the original
owner. Well worth £500. Further / full sized photos available
upon request. Item Ref: 584 (213).