BRITISH 1908 CAVALRY TROOPERS SWORD – 15th HUSSARS – WW1

Stock Ref: AST 1830

A very good example of a Mark 1* version of this iconic cavalry sword used in WW1 by the 15th The King’s Hussars.

89cm (35”) straight single fullered blade with spear point. The blade marked with the makers name, war office stamp, inspection marks and the date of manufacture and an out of service stamp. The back of the blade is stamped P’08’. The blade has been factory sharpened for combat use.

Sheet steel bowl guard with beaded edge, sword slot near pommel (0.8”), large pear shaped reinforcement piece on outside of bowl near blade shoulder. Dermatite (or similar plastic), shaped grip with thumb depression.  The bowl guard is stamped on the outside Mole and on the inner lip 15 H (15th Hussars) Rack No. 6/10 and 86

Maker: Enfield and Mole

Dated: November 14

Mark 1* sheet steel scabbard dated 1916 with square end and detachable mouthpiece. Two fixed loops. The scabbard is well marked with date, manufacturer – Enfield and pattern 1*. Brown leather cavalry troopers sword frog for attachment to a horseshoe pouch.

The sword and scabbard are in good condition for their age and long service use. The blade is in very good condition with only minor staining and no rust damage. The hilt is intact and free from rust and has an overall grey patina. The grip is undamaged and firm on the tang.

The scabbard is in good condition for its age and service use, there are no dents or splits, there is staining and there are some marks from the removal of previous rust or paint. The sword frog is in very good condition.

15th THE KING’S HUSSARS

Formed in 1759 as Light Dragoons the Regiment was converted to Hussars in 1807 and saw service through the Napoleonic Wars in the Peninsular and at Waterloo. It achieved notoriety in 1819 taking part in the notorious Peterloo Massacre. Although the Regiment was not present in the Crimea one of its Officers – Captain Louis Nolan carried the order from Raglan to Cardigan in the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade, and was killed in the charge. The Regiment saw service in the 2nd Afghan War and the Boer War. In WW1 it landed in France in 1914 and saw service in the retreat from Mons and on the Western front until 1918. It was merged with the 19th Hussars in 1922.

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