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ad ref. GS436A5CA
Cheshire, North WestUpdated 9 years ago
Sale typeTrade
Manufactured YearMay 1915
Your reference10220
Recommended UsageCollection item

WW1, 1915 Dated, 1908 Pattern British Cavalry Troopers Sword, Regiment Marked 5/6th Dragoon Guards, Scabbard & Leather Frog With 1914 Dated Staps Regiment Marked To The Royal Irish Rifles. Sn 10220

This is an original, WW1 British 1908 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword & Scabbard with Frog (see page 69 of Swords Of The British Army By Robson). The Sword has a 35 " single edged blade with fuller (43" overall). The blade is clean. The ricasso has numerous proof marks including '5 16' date (May 1915) and the reverse with 'EFD' Enfield mark & War Dept arrow. The back of the blade is stamped 'P08' (Pattern 1908). The bottom edge of the blade is stamped 'U'. The hilt is fitted with it's original leather washer. The full knuckle guard is painted in it's original brown War Finish paint. The inside of the bowl has struck out numbers and is also faintly marked '5.6 D.G.' to The 5/6th Dragoon Guards (During WW1 The Dragoon Guards saw action at Mons, le Cateau, Marne, Messines, Ypres, Cambrai, Amiens and Mons. Elements of the Dragoon Guards were later amalgamated with Irish Regiments). The Sword's stippled composite grip with thumb recess is excellent & undamaged. It is complete with it's steel scabbard with fixed hanging rings. The scabbard is undamaged and also has it's original brown War Finish paint which has some service wear consistent with age. The back of the scabbard is stamped 196' and '106'. The scabbard is fitted with it's original WW1 issue brown leather frog with brass stud and retaining strap. It also has 2 leather hanging straps one of which has a brass buckle. All leather and stitching are intact. One strap is stamped 'GD' together with early WW1 1914 date and Regiment mark '1 RIR' to the The Royal Irish Rifles (1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles). The Regiment provided Battalions to all three Irish Infantry Divisions of the Great War and fought with distinction at the Somme. These Swords were featured in the Epic WW1 Film 'War Horse'. This excellent original WW1 example of the Pattern 1908 Sword marked to prestigious Regiments is worthy of further research and the price includes UK delivery. Sn 10220


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