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1821/1896P George 5th British Cavalry Officer's Sword, Sold

In good overall condition, though the blade has been field sharpened, an 1896P British George V light cavalry officer's sword that most likely therefore saw active service in WW1.

1821/1896P George 5th British Cavalry Officer's Sword, sharpened, WW1?

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Overall very good, though the field sharpening will appeal to some, not others. A George V 1896 pattern cavalry officer's sword, so 11th June 1911 to mid 1912 when the 1912P was introduced. So, the original owner of this sword either was lead to buy very badly token of a new monarch and royal cypher, or was one of the few officers that refused initially to adopt the 1912P. The field sharpening does imply this sword was at least readied for action in 1914 / WW1 in the field, rather than by a sword cutler / maker.

The 35 inch blade is in overall good condition, save for a few patches of patina and the field sharpened cutting edge. No maker's mark but quality etching. The blade firm in the hilt, the hilt in good order but with a patina all over. The fishskin grip is good, but the twisted grip wire bindings have suffered losses. The leather field service scabbard clearly has seen use and is aged and the chape / shoe battered a bit, but generally nice and good. The sword sheathes and draws well. Additional / full sized images available upon request. Please quote item reference number F35 (870)

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