1908 Pattern WW1 British Cavalry Trooper's
Sword, for sale
In good condition, an Enfield made 1908 Pattern WW1 British Cavalry
Trooper's Sword with Mole made Scabbard, complete with belts.
This sword would have seen service in World War One, clearly marked
as 9 '12 (September 1912) to the blade. But it ended up in British
India (though it is not an Indian pattern 1908, but a true British
one) and in a Mole made scabbard (such "marriages were very
common"). What make this one interesting is the serpent S buckle
on the belts. It has lost its war time camouflage paint and been
well polished, so it was clearly used as a parade sword in its later
The 35 inch steel blade is in good condition and firm in the hilt.
The plated steel hilt / guard good but with some tiny specs. Grip
in good order, marked "99" (or "66"), most likely
a weapon number. The plated steel scabbard in good order but aged
and with some plating loss / light rust patches. The sword sheathes
and draws well. The sword know in good shape. The belts good but
with some age and staining.
A good example and with belts! Nicely priced at just £550.
Please quote item reference number V93. Further / full sized pictures
available upon request. Box 1052-121x18x17 (3.524).