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British Pattern 1889 Staff Sergeant's Sword
British Pattern 1889 Staff Sergeant's Sword

An extremely pleasing British Pattern 1889 Staff Sergeant's Sword, the first I have been lucky enough to ogle!
By Mole.
Very well used; the fishskin has not so much come off, but worn down...and down. The wiring is still tight and all present.
Tang nut and rest of hilt are great, never been apart by the looks of her, no unseemly wobbles.
Extensive and matching markings on hilt and scabbard, more marks on blade. This sword may have had several owners and looks as if it did time with the RAMC.
The scabbard is awesome, all intact and snug, no dents at all.
The blade is pitted, but evenly and not horribly, does not detract in my opinion. There was a Mole crest on the blade, seems they did it a bit in the late 1880s. I have 2 1885 Pattern Cavs with it... Anyway, you know it's there even if you can't read it...
The guard on this sword is simply beautiful. Aged to perfection, beaten up, loved, but not diminished. No repairs or damage, just great usage. Victorian.
A genuinely great bit of honest kit. Fairly rare these days, I imagine.
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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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British Infantry Sword
British Pattern 1897 Infantry Officer Sword

Parade Condition Sword, suitable for Infantry, Engineers, Signals, Logistics, REME, Royal Marines, Medical, Army Air Corps, Royal Tank Regiment, Paras, AGC, Royal Military Police. ETC - If in doubt, ask!

Gorgeous cut steel guard, extremely hard wearing. The guard is flawless and retains a very high polish finish, The grip retains all of its original sharkskin and tight wiring, great cross hatched backstrap.

The blade is plain other than a crown inspection stamp and a number to the spine. The blade is slightly curved which is very unusual, suggesting the intention of use from horseback. The scabbard is curved to match and has taken on an aged patina. It is flawless, as are the linings. The sword remains snug even when inverted. Nice.

The lack of markings on the blade suggests that it once belonged to a non-com, but it is of unusually high quality. It is really a top bit of steel of equal interest to collectors and serving army officers. The marginal curve in the blade does not preclude this sword from army use. In fact, it will make you the envy of any of your brother officers unlucky enough to compare this antique sword with a Pooley or similar.
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