1821 Patt British Heavy Cavalry Trooper's
Wilkinson Sword, Sold
In very aged and worn condition, an exceptionally rare Wilkinson
made 1821 pattern British heavy cavalry trooper's sword, blade officially
These swords are so rare. They had one of the longest and most
arduous service lives of any British sword. This one clearly, as
most were, reduced to a practice sword, officially shortened for
the purpose to just under 32 inches. The cutting edge is covered
in period nicks; most if not all of which were as a result of it
being used in practice. A sad end for a might sword, but one of
the very few you will ever come across, in any condition.
The 31 3/8 inch blade has nicks all along the cutting edge and
is in very aged and worn condition, no acceptance or other marks
still visible, though the Wilkinson name still clear on the spine.
The blade is firm in the hilt and the hilt is pretty good, at least
not significantly misshapen. The grip has a more recent patch over
it, though the groves still seem intact underneath.
Yes, it is a battered shadow of its former glorious self, but go
and find any other and you will hopefully see that our price of
£xxx (too late, now sold - original sales price divulged for
small fee) is actually very good indeed. Please quote item reference
L38 (1199). Further / full sized images available upon request.