Stock Ref: AST 1634

An excellent example of this famous sword which was carried by the British cavalry throughout WW1, and is still carried by cavalry officers today. Parade Standard.

This sword has been reserved until the 27 August

89cm (35”) straight single fullered blade with spear point. The blade is frost etched and on both sides has the crowned royal coat of arms above the royal cypher for George VI above a laurel wreath, and foliate strapwork. On one side there is a brass proof disc which has been ground out. The back of the blade is stamped Made in England.

Plated steel bowl guard heavily embossed with a honeysuckle ladder pattern reminiscent of earlier heavy cavalry swords, and scrolling foliage. Fiskskin wrapped pistol grip with brass wire . Embossed stepped pommel.

Maker: Not known – possibly Wilkinson for Trade.

Dated:  1936 - 1952

The sword and scabbard are in excellent condition for their age and service use. The blade is free from staining and  there is no rust or pitting. The etchings remain very clear. The bowl guard has some minor staining on the inside. It is firm on the tang and there are no dents. The fishskin grip is intact. The top strand of the wire binding is slightly loose. The sword knot has some age and wear.

The scabbard and frog are as new with minimal scuffing. The seam is sound. The frog is a slightly different colour and may be associated.

With minor refurbishment this sword would be suitable for a current serving officer.


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