1908P Mole WW1 British Cavalry Trooper's
In good condition, a Mole made 1908 pattern British cavalry trooper's
sword, dated 1912, plus leather scabbard.
Unusual to find the 1908P with a leather scabbard (leather scabbards
were normally used by officers). This sword also has the remnants
of khaki camouflage to the bowl guard. Perhaps this was a sergeants
sword. Perhaps this was one used by an active cavalry regiment (most
were retrained as machine gunners as cavalry had limited use in
World War 1).
The 35 inch blade is in good condition and firm in the hilt. The
bowl guard hilt is also very good (these normally have damage, especially
near the pommel). Grip aged but good. The leather scabbard has clearly
been stood on its end over the years, and the chape / drag is consequently
split / bent / folded. But generally, the scabbard is good and the
sword sheathes and draws well.
A great example of this iconic British World War One sword. A great
acquisition for just £? (too late, now sold). Please quote
item reference AC05 (0154). Further / full sized pictures available