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WW1 1912 Pattern British Cavalry Officer's Sabre (sold)

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.

WW1 1912 Pattern British Cavalry Officer's Sabre

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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 "Great War".

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).

 

 

 

 

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