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WW1 London Rough Riders Trooper's Wilkinson Sword, Sold

In good battle worn condition, a WW1 1st City of London Yeomanry (London Rough Riders) Trooper's Wilkinson Sword.

WW1 1st City of London Yeomanry (London Rough Riders) Trooper's Wilkinson Swordimage u77 1

Sold Item Notice

If you want a pristine example of the British 1908 pattern cavalry trooper's sword, this one is not for you. Unlike most cavalry regiments in World War One that converted to machine gunners, the London Rough Riders saw very active service in Egypt as mounted cavalrymen. This sword was there. Marked to March 1915, this sword has much of its original camouflage paint to the guard, which has been been bent inwards on both sides to make riding with and drawing it easier (the bowl guard rubbed into the troopers and often caused issues when getting your hand round to draw the sword). Matching serial numbers to the hilt and scabbard too!

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The 34 3/4 inch blade has some inert rust pitting but is overall good and firm in the hilt. The bowl guard has good amounts of original camouflage paint remaining, and has the edges been turned / bent in for active service use; it has active service wear besides but is very sound. The grip in good condition. The steel scabbard has wear, patina and some inert pitting nut is very sound. The sword sheathes and draws well.

Read the WW1 battle adventures of the London Rough Riders, hold this sword as it was there, and imagine. Best ever price for such a great sword; £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference U77 (0914). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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