WW1 British 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers)
Officer's Sword, sold
In poor though sound condition, a scarce WW1 British 6th Dragoon
Guards (Carabiniers) Cavalry Officer's Sword, initials "HJN"
(for H. J. Nicholson) to the blade.
We have checked the officer listings for the 6th Dragoon Guards
(Carabiniers) and the only officer with the initials "HJN"
was one Lieutenant H. J. Nicholson who seemingly survived World
War One (he was still listed in the 1918 Army List), but other than
that, we have not researched him.
The 33 7/8 inch blade has a few areas of deep forum rust pitting,
though the all important 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers) emblem
and Lieutenant H. J. Nicholson's initials are still very clear.
The blade is firm in the hilt. The guard has lost some of its plating
and the exposed steel has a light rust patina. The inside of the
bowl guard in dark brown; we believe this is a combination of patina
and original camouflage paint. The grip is still in good condition,
some loss of colour but the twisted grip wire bindings are still
present and correct. The leather field scabbard is generally good.
The sword sheathes and draws well.
OK, not the best condition sword we have had, nor the worst, but
one of the very few named WW1 cavalry officers, so at £(too
late! now sold! But we can divulge the original selling price for
a small fee), this item is genuinely a bargain. Please quote item
reference N59 (1336). Further / full sized images available upon