In good condition, a WW1 British Cavalry Troop Sergeant’s Sword
No sign of camouflage paint, no regimental markings; to be honest, this sword likely never made active service in France. But that would explain why it is in such good condition. Enfield (“EFD”) made, the scabbard more like an officer’s one, but less rigid; probably a ceremonial only sword. Crown view marks and acceptance date (“4” “16”) of April 1916 show it was accepted by the British War Office. But, by that time, probably, cavalry swords played 4th fiddle to Vickers machine guns (most cavalry men became machine gunners).
The 35 inch blade in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The bowl guard hilt very good with minimal distortion and virtually no patina or rust. The composite grip in virtually new condition. The leather scabbard with age and getting a bit floppy. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Interesting scarce example at a bargain price, really, of £650. Please quote item reference Y53. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1448-115x22x21 (2.883).