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1912P Brass Hilt British George 5th Cavalry Senior Officer's Sabre (sold)

A very rare brass hilted 1912 pattern British cavalry sabre for a senior officer.

1912P Brass Hilt British George 5th Cavalry Senior Officer's Sabre

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Buy it while you can, especially if you hanker for rare versions of swords; I have never come across one of these on the market before and I suspect I never will again. A late / post WW1 British cavalry officer's sword with a superb brass hilt for a senior officer (field dress sword). Excellent black etched blade, although no maker mark and stamped rather than slugged proof mark typical of the last stages of WW1 or just after. You can feel the self-importance of the original owner to this day. I expect he wore this mounted and perhaps either a court sword or even dress mameluke when not.

The sword knot is included but is not original, I am sure.

The 34 1/2 inch blade is in very good order indeed; OK, the etching has dulled somewhat but it is in much better condition then most George 5th examples. Equally the brass bowl guard has been very well made and remains in exceptional order. The fishskin grip is also very good, a little stitching separation one side in one place away from the main grip area; the twisted grip wire bindings are also good. The leather field service scabbard fairly well worn but sound. A later sword knot. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Sword reference number 697 (274)

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