1853P British Cavalry Trooper's Sword, Scabbard
marked RHA, Sold
In good condition, a 1853 Patt British Cavalry Trooper's Sword,
Scabbard marked to the Royal Horse Artillery.
The is a British made (for India service) sabre, but with no maker's
marks; there is just the I Broad Arrow mark on the spine and a number
7 to the inside of the guard. The scabbard is marked "RHA C
62" (Royal Horse Artillery, C Troop, Weapon 62). Given the
RHA served in India and the equal patina of the sword Vs scabbard,
if the sword is not original to the scabbard, it almost certainly
a period service replacement.
The 35 1/4 inch blade has a steady patina and is in very good order,
with a period nick to the front cutting edge, and is firm in the
hilt. The hilt with some light pitting and a steady patina is overall
good. The grip is aged and worn but good. The heavy steel scabbard
has a light pitting and steady patina in keeping with the hilt /
guard. The sword sheathes and draws very well.
A good example at a great price, just £? (too late, now sold).
Please quote item reference R01 (0449). Further / full sized images
available upon request.