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.
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)