Wilkinson WW1 1908 Pattern British Cavalry
Trooper’s Sword (sold)
Good condition 1908 pattern British cavalry trooper's sabre /
sword made by world famous maker Wilkinson Sword in 1915.
This is a good condition 1908 P cavalry trooper's sword by the
famous Wilkinson Sword Company. Most sabres were made by the government
owned EFD (Enfield) works, others by Mole of Birmingham; Wilkinson's
swords above all are considered more exclusive.
Made in October 1915 during World War 1, the hilt and scabbard
having been blackened for field service use. The blackening around
the scabbard throat may well be obscuring regimental and trooper
markings; as there are the remains of the trooper's initials on
the grip, this is even more likely. As Wilkinsons are noted for
being issued to key cavalry regiments, a very nice surprise may
await anyone who cares to look. Of course, the problem is, once
you remove the blackening (army paint) around the scabbard throat,
it will not look the same, though possibly it could be repainted.
Everything is firm and how it should be. The tip has hit something
and is a little bent / blunted (it may be possible to straighten
/ repoint it) and the grip is starting to deteriorate. Further pictures
available upon request. Item Ref: 164 (76)