10th Royal Hussars Cavalry Trooper's Sword,
With excellent Crimean War provenance, in overall good condition,
an 1821 Pattern light cavalry trooper's sword / sabre marked to
the 10th Royal Hussars.
Please note: The blade of this sword has a kink in it, which is
Marked in the inside of the hilt "X" over "R H"
over "356", this sword has the rack number 356 for the
10th Royal Hussars, who saw battle in the Crimean War (they were
not involved in the Charge of the Light Brigade). Our research shows
that the 10th Royal Hussars still carried the 1821P (not the 1853
pattern) as is known most British light cavalry regiments did during
the Crimean War. The 10th Hussars were involved in the Siege of
Sevastopol, the Battle of Eupatoria and destruction of Kerch.
The sword has several decommissioning stamps indicating the sword
was probably decommissioned because of the kink to the blade; putting
a kink in an 1821 P blade is not easy, the kink is a diagonal one
(so not done in a door or vice) which indicates the damage could
well have been caused by a strike or even a falling trooper, though
the later is not so likely as the hilt seems not to have been damaged.
You could always probably have the kink taken out of the blade,
but we would leave it as is.
The 35 inch blade is in good condition generally, with Enfield
acceptance marks to the ricasso. The hilt in good order. The leather
cover of the grip gone; the wooden base remaining (having been later
painted black). The scabbard is well dinged and dented, but the
sword still manages to sheath and draw well enough. The scabbard
also medium pitted throughout. Still, a genuine Crimean War British
light cavalry trooper's sword with some apparent history for just
£xxx; it doesn't get much better than that. Please quote our
item reference number G31 (952). Further / full sized pictures available