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British Pattern 1853 Cavalry Trooper
British Pattern 1853 Cavalry Trooper Sabre by Mole

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Very good example of this increasingly rare sabre.
The grips are great, all present and correct, as are the rivets.
Scabbard is fantastic for its age, some staining and stabilised rust, one screw missing, but all solid and no movement.
Sword is not unit marked, though there is an inspection stamp, shown in photo; MOLE stamped on spine.
This sword may have belonged to Peter Pan in past service as there is the remnants of gold paint...
Sword is all round very solid and beautiful. Blade is full 35.5 inches, with only a light patina and barely noticeable nicks, 2 or three. Only pitting to the blade is around the inspection stamp, as shown in picture.
"Into the valley of death, rode the six hundred."
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British Cavalry Lance
Transitional Lance, predating Pattern 1869 by 1 Year.

Lance with an 1869 Pattern Tip but an unusual shoe, dated 1868.
Possibly an unofficial experimental pattern; possibly official.
Original haft and leather sleeve.
All in good order. Very solid.
(Postage to mainland UK is £20. Internationally it is the buyers responsibility, though I will wrap it and facilitate collection.)
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1908 Cavalry Sword
British Pattern 1908 Cavalry Trooper Sword, Wilkinson, WYC

Iconic Sword with quite a history. Wilkinson Sword Company.
When the sword came to me it was rusted solid all over and stuck in the scabbard, I didn't even know if it had a blade, or if an unscrupulous dealer had cemented it stuck.
We got it out of the scabbard eventually, and as my repair man began to grind the rust off the scabbard, unbeknownst to him his workshop was filling up with a brownish cloud... Fortunately he was only working on it for 10 minutes before going home for the evening... During the night he started coughing up blood and his eyeballs blistered... The short version is that the rust had absorbed mustard or chlorine gas that had absorbed into whatever mud the sword had been sat in... Repair man was off work for six weeks, fortunately I didn't get sued...
The sword has subsequently been stripped and vapour blasted and is now safe. And fortuitously we found a unit marking, to the Worcestershire Yeomanry. - My grandfather was their Colonel, so an added bonus there!
Scabbard has loads of markings. Maker mark on outer bowl and blade.
Some research to be done here... Who were the Yeomanry serving with and were they in a gas attack?


"Worcestershire Hussars swords were all bought privately as a lot by the Earl of Dudley in 1915. He presented them to his men as they embarked for Egypt (along with a nice riding whip that examples of sometimes turn up).

Interesting that you had a relative with them, my wife is related to their Lt. Brian Hatton who was a very promising painter but was killed on St George's Day 1916 along with a very large number of Worcester and Gloucestershire yeomanry officers and men, defending the Suez Canal against an unexpected Turkish attack ("Quatia"). The Australian Light Horse counter-attacked and defeated the Turks at Romani, and from then on all the mounted troops joined up for what became Allenby's successful Palestine campaign and the capture of Jerusalem. As far as I know, no exposure to gas, but your sword tells a different story!
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British Pattern 1899 Cavalry Trooper
British Pattern 1899 Cavalry Trooper Sword, Enfield

A splendid 1899 Cavalry Trooper Sword from the Enfield Armoury.
There is even patination, light pitting  to the guard and scabbard. Dark colour all over. Traces of original? paint remains. Looks and feels good.
The blade is petty much mint.
Numerous markings, inspection stamps and dates.
Scabbard is dent free, original sword washer.
A very heavy, solid sword, increasingly uncommon in this condition.
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British Pattern 1908 Cavalry Trooper Sword
British Pattern 1908 Cavalry Trooper Sword

Sword by Sanderson bros & Newbould Ltd.
Scabbard marked Wilkinson.
Great selection of markings to both sword and scabbard, some known, some unknown!
Hard worn sword, some stable rust, some pitting, but, the sword and scabbard are totally sound and as functional now as was then!
Scabbard is dent free.
Dermatine grip is perfect.
Unit marked to Royal Army Service Corps. First date on the sword is 1916. The Army Service Corps was awarded the Royal prefix in 1918 for service during WW1. The sword had a decent service life. Last inspection date on sword is 1924.
New leather washer (made from ancient leather. Looks original!)
35in blade.
A good investment opportunity given that in 1908 the sword was manufactured for £1 2s 8.5d.
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British Pattern 1908 Cavalry Trooper Sword, Wilkinson
British Pattern 1908 Cavalry Trooper Sword, Wilkinson

Huge and solid, wooden chequered grip, Wilkinson 1908. Heavier than typical, no faults at all, just some wear. Dated WW1, please see the pictures. A great example with an unusual style grip. more info
Tulwar Pattern Cavalry Trooper's Sword Saber
Tulwar Pattern Cavalry Trooper's Sabre. (Brit Made)

Absolutely epic sabre with even rarer scabbard. Awesome.
Designated (I think!) 'Tulwar Pattern'. Maker marked Cockburn & Co.
Masses of stamps. Scabbard is 100% fantastic, stamped 1918 with WD stamp. Stamps to both sides of the quillion.
The grip has been handled more than one can imagine. The missing section of the grip must have happened at about the time the sword was made as it is exactly the same texture, colour and smoothness as the rest of the grip. There is a 2 stamped to the inside of the guard.
The scabbard has got to be really rare. Leather over wood, it is a beast and is in perfect condition despite a bit of wear. The sword fits snuggly and remains when inverted vertically.
The blade is great, in the style of the 1796 Light Cavalry. Period sharpening. No major nicks to the blade. The point may have been marginally modified to give it more of a thrusting option.
I'm guessing that the native cavalry were thought to be more suited than hacking than thrusting, hence the design of this sword over the 1908.
Will be sorry to see it go.
Excitingly, I have the officer version of this sword by Wilkinson (No scabbard), in the process of being touched up. Could be a good option for a pair!
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Osborn and Gunby Sword
British Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Trooper's Sabre by Osborn & Gunby

Absolutely terrific sabre in great condition.
It has been blacked but there is no paint on it anywhere.
Came from a shop in Den Haag so probably Waterloo Campaign.
Blade is fantastic. Sharp edge, very clean, good point, good patination, next to zero pitting.
Grip leather is exceptional. Washer is present. Hilt tight, no movement.
Scabbard has been bashed about some, but looks fine, sword is snug and draws and sheathers nicely.
A great example, all one could want from a trooper sabre. Other than lack of regimental markings.
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1896 Mountain Artillery Sword
British Sword, all Ranks, Mountain Artillery, Pattern 1896, w/ Scabbard Mark II

Stunning example of a very rare sword.
In beautiful condition, really a sword to be excited about.
By Mole with India WD stamp.
The scabbard is delicious. The brown colour has taken on a lovely aged lustre. The brass fittings have a small dent on each, however the sword is nice and snug, sword can be held inverted with no slippage. The chape has more issue stamps.
Condition of the sword is terrific. All stamps and defects shown in pictures. On the minus side, the only thing is a bit of stable pitting on the blade.
All firm, tight and solid.
Gorgeous bit o' kit.
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British Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Officer Sword by Osborn
British Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Officer Sword by Osborn

Beautifully balanced sword, a joy to swing... and it has been swung. Sharp blade with numerous shallow nicks to both sides of the blade. Great patination, minimal pitting.
Leather wired grip is perfect. Officer or trooper? Probably a re-gripped troopetr sabre.
Has been stamped Osborn (twice) on the spine.

NB: Both sword fittings and scabbard are the original finish. It looks splendid and feels nice and smooth to the touch.

Scabbard is very heavy, liners intact, sword snug. Minimal dings. A great example.
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