WW1 Westminster Dragoons Cavalry Sword, sold
A rare 1902 pattern City of London Yeomanry (2nd Regiment, Westminster
Dragoons) sword with original WW1 desert camouflage paint.
A rare sword in very rare condition, with the majority of its World
War One desert camouflage paint intact.
Marked "2 CLY (2nd County of London Yeomanry) 130 (trooper
/ sword number 130)" to both the scabbard and inside of the
guard (so the scabbard is original to the sword which is a bonus).
The paint means this sword was present at the Battle of Gallipoli
in August 1915 and probably the Battle of Jerusalem (a Battle Honour
for the Westminster Dragoons).
The 34 1/4 inch plain blade, marked to renowned maker Hamburger
Rogers & Co (the same maker of course who make trooper sabres
for the Household Cavalry), is in very good condition and firm in
the hilt. The hilt is also in good order. The ebonised (black wooden)
grip is in good overall condition. The sword draws and sheathes
well. Further / full sized images available upon request. G41 (960)