British 1st King's Dragoon Guards Trooper's
Sabre / Sword, sold
In very good condition, an 1885 Pattern British 1st King's Dragoon
Guards Trooper's Sabre / Sword.
A lovely example of the iconic 1885 pattern Maltese Cross hilted
cavalry sabre. Issued to a trooper of the British 1st King's Dragoon
Guards (sword number 602), it then had its very tip end rounded
for cavalry practice use, probably when the 1890 pattern came out.
This apparently spared the sword from being relegated to a yeomanry
cavalry unit, which most replaced models in the British Army were,
and thereby saved this sword from seeing an extended arduous service
life which would have possibly / probably seen it endure a great
deal more wear.
The 33 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the
hilt. The hilt with some slight deformation (typical rubbing) and
patina, but again in very good shape. The grip is very good for
its age and service life. The scabbard also very good. The sword
sheathes and draws well. The last inspection mark seems to be March
1891, so clearly the sword was spared the normal harsh, long service
life of most British Army owned weapons.
A superb example and your for only £xxx. Please quote item
reference number H74 (1027). Further / full sized images available