1853P British Cavalry Trooper's Saber by
Mole of Birmingham, Sold
In good condition, a 1853 Pattern British Cavalry Trooper's Saber
by Mole of Birmingham.
Marked to Mole on the blade's spine with matching troop and weapon
numbers ("C 5") to the guard and scabbard. No regimental
markings, so most likely a yeomanry cavalry sword.
The 35 3/16 inch blade is in good condition and firm in the hilt.
The hilt / guard also good. The leather covered grip has been scoured
with a knife or similar at some stage, maybe to help with grip (some
cavalrymen complained about the grip and how it was difficult to
hold firm), but is otherwise good. The steel scabbard is good and
sound. The saber sheathes and draws well.
Mole is THE make for these swords and with matching guard / scabbard
markings, it is a steal at £? (too late, now sold). Please
quote item reference v11. Further / full sized images available