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1864 Pattern British Cavalry Trooper's Sword, Sold

In very good condition, a rare original Maltese Cross 1864 Pattern British Cavalry Trooper's Sword by Mole of Birmingham.

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Sold Item Notice

Not to be confused with the very common later 1882/85/90 sword, this is a very rare 1864 pattern; you can instantly tell this from the double knot slits to the guard and earlier same side / one above the other suspension rings to the scabbard. This sword, made by the famous Mole of Birmingham, has a British view / inspection mark to the blade's spine but no regimental marks anywhere, so it was bought by the British War Office but likely never issued to a regiment (or if it was, it stayed in stores). There is a single nick to the cutting edge so it likely was used in practice.

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The 35 1/4 inch blade is in very good condition except for said single nick and is firm in the hilt. The guard / hilt is good but with some age and paint remains. The composite grip with age but sound, well above average. The heavy steel scabbard is very good. The sword sheathes and draws very well.

An exceptional, well above average example. A true investment at £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number AF34 !099). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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