1908P WW1 Paint British Cavalry Trooper's
In very good overall condition, a superb SB & N Ltd (Sanderson
Brothers & Neubold) made 1908 pattern British cavalry trooper's
sword, dated February 1915, with black World War One paint to the
hilt, including scabbard and a full leather frog.
It is rare to get one of these swords in that ticks most if not
all of the boxes. Thankfully no-one ever removed the black war time
paint from the hilt, plus you get the full leather frog; a real
rarity. Made by Sanderson Brothers & Neubold Ltd in February
1915, this sword for sure saw active service at the Western Front
in the Great War.
The 35 inch blade is in very good condition, with crown acceptance,
"SB & N Ltd" and "2 15" (February 1915)
marks, and firm in the hilt. The hilt also in good condition, the
black war time paint a little thin, chipped and worn in places,
as you would expect, some slight distortion to the guard where it
meets the pommel, as is common. The grip in very good condition.
The steel scabbard (without war time paint) is in good condition
and the sword sheathes and draws well enough, if a little tightly
when fully sheathed. The leather frog assembly is generally good,
some leather straps with cracking.
1908P British cavalry trooper swords are exceptionally popular
and therefore very hard to source. This is a well above example
with WW1 paint and full frog assembly a huge bonus. We have probably
under-priced it at £700. Please quote item reference number
G80 (972). Further / full sized images upon request.