Early 19C EIC Cavalry / Bombay Marine Officer's
Silver Sabre, for sale
In good condition, a rare early 19C East India Company Cavalry
/ Bombay Marine Officer's Silver Hilted Sabre, featured in The British
Cavalry Sword From 1600 by Charles Martyn.
This very sword has been documented by Charles Martyn in "The
British Cavalry Sword From 1600" as an EIC cavalry officer's
sabre (see copy of book further below) variant of the British 1796
pattern cavalry sabre. But I actually believe the blade length and
bulbous cross guard indicate this to be a sabre of an officer of
the Bombay Marine (EIC's navy). In either event, this is a valuable
sabre which is additionally silver hilted (see blood red silver
acid test photo below).
The 30 1/4 inch fine, deadly, period sharpened, traditionally made
blade with local decoration to the forte is in very good condition
but has some ominous seemingly period nicks to the forward cutting
edge. Blade firm in the silver hilt and ornate ivory / bone grip.
The acid test indicates this is either very thick silver plating
or even solid silver. The superb grip is in very good condition
for its age.
Look, later, less special EIC swords sell for just under £2000,
but you can own this very rare and bespoke earlier EIC sabre for
just £1000, which is a superb buy and investment. Please quote
item reference number AF13. Further / full sized pictures available
upon request. Box 1063-101x19x16 (1.589).