In overall good condition, a Hamburger made WW1 British Named Cavalry Officer’s Sword and Scabbard
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Engraved to “F W Cramer-Roberts” “West Kent Yeomanry” to the inside of the bowl guard. Frank Cramer-Roberts actually transferred to the Royal Engineers mid-war and after WW1 was an irrigation engineer in Egypt until 1930. He was married to Esmé Cramer Roberts and died in 1943. We know he made several donations to museums. Plenty more research potential! Blade etched to renowned maker Hamburger Rogers & Co, serial number M8491.
The 35 1/4 inch blade is very well etched, in very good condition (just a few small patina patches) and firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard with some age / wear / scratches including a few small (inert) rust patches. The faux fishskin grip and silver metal twisted grip wire bindings are a little worn but good. The leather field service scabbard has some age, scuffs and some lesser (suspension frog strap) stitching coming loose but is good. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Lovely quality example in well above average condition. Research potential as well. All for just was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference Y47. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1440-128x17x17 (2.829).