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    Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co., Solingen 1885 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword With German Made Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co Swords
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    Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co., Solingen 1885 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword With German Made Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co Swords

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    MATCHING DATE & REGIMENT MARKS British WD 1893 Dated 1885 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword With German Made Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co Solingen Regiment Marked ‘Y NTBH’ To The Northumberland Yeomanry Hussars & Scabbard. Sn 17136:4 - 17136:4

    There were two distinctions for which the Northumberland (Hussars) were especially proud. The first was that the regiment was the sole ‘Imperial Service’ Yeomanry regiment before the Great War, during which the second distinction was that the First Line was the first Territorial Force unit in action. The Northumberland (Hussars) could trace its origins to December 1819 when the Northumberland and Newcastle Volunteer Corps of Cavalry formed, under the command of Charles John Brandling, of Gosforth House. Justification for its formation was attributed to the revolutionary spirit then especially prevalent in the North of England. On a pro rata basis Northumberland and Durham sent more volunteers to South Africa than any other district. Ninety-seven officers and men of the contingents from the two counties gave their lives for their country in the South African campaign. This is an excellent original, 1885 Pattern British Cavalry Troopers Sword with Scabbard both Regiment marked to the Northumberland Yeomanry Hussars & dated 1893. These 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). The Sword’s fullered 34 ¼” blade has just light staining consistent with age. It measures 39 ½” overall length. The grip strap and blade have WD inspection marks. The ricasso is marked by the German manufacturer ‘Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co Solingen’. The back of the blade has inspection marks. The knuckle guard has the correct Maltese cross motif which has Regiment marks ‘‘Y NTBH’ To The Northumberland Yeomanry Hussars it is also dated ‘11/1893’ (November 1893) & weapon number ‘121’. It has the correct boiled leather chequered scales in very good condition secured by the correct 5 rivets. It is complete with its steel scabbard which has 2 fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has matching Regiment, date & weapon number marks The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17136:4
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    CategoryBlades
    SubcategorySwords
    ConditionUsed
    Price£ 745
    Sale typeTrade
    MakeWeyersberg Kirschbaum & Co., Solingen
    Manufactured Year1893 Dated
    Your reference17136:4

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