In good overall condition, an 1869 Dated Victorian British Warwickshire Yeomanry Cavalry Presentation Sword.
Etched “Prize sword 1869. Presented by the Earl of Warwick to Private John Glover 3rd Troop Warwickshire Yeomanry Cavalry.”. John Glover was otherwise a driver with the London and South Western Railway, married to Charlotte Glover (nee Hambridge), whose son, Stanley Glover (born 1884), was killed in action on the 2nd July 1916 in WW1.
The 34 3/8 inch blade is in good condition but with a steady patina throughout, firm in the hilt. Hilt good but with age / patina. Fishskin grip good (some wear), as are the twisted grip wire bindings. The steel scabbard with some age but good. The sword sheathes well until the last 3/4 inch and then sticks. The scabbard is original and correct for the sword so something has perhaps got into the scabbard. It may well be with multiple sheathings the fit would become better.
A great sword with research potential and all at a very nice low price, £550. Please quote reference U95. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0931-121x18x18 (2.313).