~ 1908 pattern Cavalry Trooper's Sword ~
The sword has a large regulation steel bowl guard with a chequered grip.
The blade is housed within its original plain steel scabbard, which has two suspension rings attached.
The blade is straight & fullered blade. It is stamped "PO8" on the back strap. The forte to one side is stamped “1215” with various other stamps, the reverse is stamped with a broad arrow & “EFD”, with various other stamps underneath.
The scabbard has the remains of a unit mark, a '12' and then the next letter is obscured but appears to be a H, designating this sword fot the 12th Hussars
~ Dimensions ~
The blade has a length of 34.5 inches (87.5cm). The sword has a length of 43 inches (109.2 cm), 44.5 inches (113 cm) when in scabbard.
~ Condition ~
The scabbard is worn with signs of rust and pitting.
The swords guard has similar wear, with loss of finish on the basket and grip. The blade has darkened in areas with the expected signs of wear.
~ Postage ~
Postage in the UK is £18 or it can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.