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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.

WW1 British 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers) Identified Cavalry Officer's Sword

Sales enquiries

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.

H. J. Nicholson)

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 request.

 

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