1908P WW1 British Cavalry Trooper's Sword,
In overall very good condition, a superb 1908 pattern World War
One British cavalry trooper's sword.
Dated November 1915, this 1908P made it through the war and remained
in service for several years after as it has no damage (is still
fully serviceable) and has decommissioning marks, so it was used
presumably until the cavalry regiment involved went mechanical.
The 35 inch blade is well marked with acceptance and other stamps.
There is a little patina towards the point, and a little light rusted
patch on the forte / ricasso, but overall is in very good condition
and firm in the hilt. The hilt is also very good, so too is the
grip. The inside of the bowl guard is stamped "? ? 100"
but we believe the two indeterminate stamps are decommissioning
stamp outs, to remove the cavalry regiment designation; the collector
/ previous owner was a member of the Queens Own Hussars and based
on the other items in his collection, we believe the sword was originally
with a trooper in the 3rd The King's Own Hussars. The sword knot
is a later addition but faithful, the steel scabbard has been electroplated;
it is in very good order. The sword sheathes and draws very well.
This is a well above average example of an increasingly scarce
and very sought after sword. Therefore the price of £600 will
only appreciate. Please quote item reference number G87. Further
/ full sized images upon request. Box 977-1.18 (3.158).