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1912P George V British Cavalry Officer's Sword, 8th Hussars, for sale

In overall good to very good condition, a 1912 pattern British cavalry officer's sword, marked on the spine to Major L.T. Ford E.R.D. This sword is now reserved until 15th March 2015 under our layaway program.

1912P George V British Cavalry Officer's Sword, Major L. T. Ford 8th Hussars

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We have not researched Major L.T. Ford except to see he was in the 8th Hussars. Clearly his name was subsequently added to the blade's spine as it states that he was awarded the Emergency Reserve Decoration; he retired from the army on the 25th June 1958, so presumably, as this sword is marked to King George V (which predates 1937), he saw service in World War Two and probably with it this sword too.

The 35 inch blade is in overall good though worn condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt is in good to very good condition. The grip also very good. There is no scabbard (these can be readily purchased as the 1912P is still the current model of cavalry officer's swords).

A very nice example for only £300. Please quote item reference I81. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1099-1.18 (2.446).

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