In very good condition, an early 1853P 7th Hussars Cavalry Trooper’s Sword
A Liege (Prussian made, British Crown over L over 8 view mark to blade) import. Liege equals one of the very first 1853Ps, confirmed by the very early regimental marking “7H” over “640” 7th Hussars plus regimental weapon number) marking to the guard (later marking comprised of regiment, troop letter and weapon number for that troop). Scabbard with both early “720” and later (“7H” “B” “65”) makings. The 7th Hussars took a very active part in the Indian Rebellion of 1857 which is where the sword almost certainly got its blade nicks from as it would have seen service there.
The plain fullered slightly curved period sharpened blade is in very good condition for its age, save for a few small period nicks, and firm in the hilt. The wide flared three bar guard / hilt has age but is good. The chequered has both wear (deterioration) under the pommel (where the maximum pressure from using the sword occurs) and is wearing thin from wear around the grip centre, but is all good overall. The heavy steel scabbard has age and wear but is very good for its age and service history. The sword sheathes and draws well.
You are unlikely to find a better example from an active regiment, so grab it quick. £1000. Please quote item reference AH59. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1809-107x17x15 (2.752)