Stock Ref: AST 1832

An excellent example of a Mark 1* version of this iconic cavalry sword used in WW1 by the British and Allied cavalry with later correct horseshoe pouch and sword frog marked to the Life Guards.

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 inner lip R.P and 12.18.

Maker: SB&N Ltd - Sanderson Bros & Newbould - Sheffield

Dated: September 1915

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 horseshoe pouch stamped LG 78 and 28 made by The Blackman Leather Goods Ltd, 173 Bermondsey Street, SE1 dated 1938. (Blackmans were a supplier of a range of leather goods to the War Office), complete with sword frog, stamped LG 80 and H40 (Life Guards).

The sword and scabbard are in excellent condition. The blade is as new with no staining or rust damage. The hilt is in very good condition with a bright outside and slight staining to the inner bowl. The grip is undamaged and firm on the tang.

The scabbard is in very good condition for its age and service use, there are no dents or splits, there is some minor staining. The horseshoe pouch and sword frog are in excellent condition.

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