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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.

1885 Pattern British 1st King's Dragoon Guards Trooper's Sabre / Swordimage H74 1

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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.

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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 upon request.

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