In aged though sound condition, a 1874 Pattern British Life Guards / Household Cavalry Officer’s Sword.
The Life Guards badge is missing from the hilt, but the cut holes are those for a Life Guards badge, almost certainly 1st Life Guards. Idea? Buy a reproduction 1st Life Guards sword (not expensive), remove and use that badge? Maybe even the scabbard will fit!
The 37 1/2 inch (95.5 cm) blade has a steady patina and no signs of etching remain, so it may have been a plain blade sergeant’s sword, possibly. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt with missing studs and badge, plus a steady patina / very light pitting, bit overall good. The fishskin grip with wear etc. The grip wire mostly good. A crack to the grip under the pommel. No scabbard.
Yours for £350. Please quote item reference AB83. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0170-1.18 (2.447).