1885P Victorian British 19th Hussars Cavalry
Trooper's Sword, Sold
In very good condition, an 1885 Pattern British 19th Hussars cavalry
trooper's sabre / sword.
A great example of a Maltese Cross hilted / 1885 pattern cavalry
sword. This sword and scabbard are a later marriage, so you get
more history for your money; the sword is marked to the 19th Hussars,
the scabbard is marked to / has served the Royal Horse Artillery,
the 3rd Light Dragoons and a yeomanry regiment. In fact, it is very
likely the sword was also passed down to a yeomanry cavalry regiment
for use as a practice sword, as was very common, with that scabbard
at the same time.
The 33 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the
hilt; the blade has had the very tip officially rounded for practice
use, but could be ground again to form a point with overall minimal
loss of length (the sword was originally 34 inches, so it would
be possible to reform the blade to a point and the length would
still be 33 1./2 inches). The hilt is aged but in good condition,
as is the grip, though the later worn with use. The heavy steel
scabbard also very good. The sword sheathes and draws very well.
A well above average example and you can own it for only £?
(too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number H75 (1063).
Further / full sized images available upon request.