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Mole 1885 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword Regiment Marked ‘Y BCK’ Buckinghamshire Yeom Swords
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Mole 1885 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword Regiment Marked ‘Y BCK’ Buckinghamshire Yeom Swords

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DEATH OR GLORY BOYS CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE CONNECTIONS, 1889 Dated British WD Mole Birmingham 1885 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword Regiment Marked ‘Y BCK’ Buckinghamshire Yeomanry Cavalry & Scabbard marked ‘A17H’ To 17th Hussars /Lancers. - 16718

The 17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers was a cavalry regiment of the British Army, raised in 1759 and notable for its participation in the Charge of the Light Brigade as the 17th Lancers during the Crimean War. The Regiment whose motto was ‘Death Or Glory’ amalgamated with the 21st Lancers to form the 17th/21st Lancers in 1922. In March 1794 the government of William Pitt the Younger passed the Volunteer Act in response to the threat of invasion by French revolutionary forces. The act sought to encouarge "gentlemen of weight or property" to establish volunteer military formations. The Prime Minister proposed that the Counties form a force of Volunteer Yeoman Cavalry which could be called on by the King to defend the country against invasion, or by the Lord Lieutenant to subdue any civil disorder within his county. By 1803 there were three Yeomanry Regiments in the Buckinghamshire area collectively known as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Regiments of the Buckinghamshire Yeomanry. 1885 pattern swords were designed during the period when the British army was continuing to argue on the merits of the ‘cut’ versus the ‘thrust’ of British cavalry blades. The hilt design features a Maltese Cross motif cut into the knuckle guard and is a distinctive feature of these swords (see pages 48 – 57 of Swords Of The British army by Robson). This is an excellent original, 1885 Pattern British Cavalry Troopers Sword with Scabbard. The Sword’s fullered 34 ¼” blade has just light staining consistent with age. It measures 39 ½” overall length. The grip strap has ‘WG’ factory inspection mark. The ricasso has WD inspection marks and 11/89 date (November 1889). It is also marked ‘M YC’ (Militia Yeomanry Cavalry). The back of the blade has WD inspection marks. knuckle guard has the correct Maltese cross motif which has Regiment marks ‘Y/BCK’ to the Buckinghamshire Yeomanry Cavalry and weapon number ‘344’ it is also dated ‘2/98’ (February 1898). The guard is double signed by the prestigious sword maker ‘Mole’ (Birmingham). It has the correct boiled leather chequered scales in superb condition secured by the correct 5 rivets. It is complete with its steel scabbard which has 2 fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has WD inspection mark and Regiment mark ‘A17H’ To 'A' Troop / Squadron 17th Hussars (17th Lancers). The price for this excellent sword includes UK delivery. Sn 16718
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CategoryBlades
SubcategorySwords
ConditionUsed
Price£ 625
Sale typeTrade
MakeMole
Manufactured YearFebruary 1898
Your reference16718
Recommended UsageCollection item

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