BRITISH 1912 CAVALRY OFFICERS SWORD – BOYTON – GEORGE V – WW1

Stock Ref: AST 1927

A very good clean example of this iconic cavalry sword with a fine engraved blade by a leading maker.

89cm (35.”) Straight single fullered blade with flat back and spear point. The blade has been factory sharpened. The blade is decorated on one side with the crowned royal cypher for George V, and on the other with the crowned royal coat of arms. On both sides there is extensive scrolling foliate designs and intricate cross-hatching for which Boyton is famous. On one side there is the makers name in a shield and on the other a brass proof disc. The back of the blade is numbered 1504.

Plated steel bowl guard heavily embossed with a honeysuckle ladder pattern.  Fiskskin wrapped pistol grip with brass wire. Embossed stepped pommel.

Maker: C Boyton & Son Clerkenwell (Charles Boyton & Sons operated under this title between 1896 and 1918 when they became a Limited Company. A well known firm of Silversmiths, Boyton’s were well known for the high quality of their blades and for their distinctive decoration)

Dated:  1912 - 1918

Brown leather clad metal scabbard with special cavalry sword frog and cavalry sam browne..

The sword and scabbard are in very good condition for their age and service use. The blade has minimal staining and there is no rust or pitting. The etchings remain very clear. The bowl guard has some staining, and minor loss of plating on the edge.  It is firm on the tang and there are no dents. The fishskin grip has some wear commensurate with service use. The scabbard is in very good condition. The seam is sound. The frog and sam browne are in very good condition.

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£795.00