Indian Cavalry Trooper’s Sword, c.1880-1900
A rare type of Indian cavalry sword made by Wilkinson. This style of hilt is found on slightly differing blades, some larger or smaller, straighter or more curved. This example is shorter and more curved. The style of hilt is fairly rare and I have only seen around 10 examples in my years of collecting. This example is not in the best condition, having a very black patina to the steel all over and areas of pitting. However the sword is solid, the blade functional and service sharpened, tight in the hilt. The guard is all solid and features the same dark patina and light pitting. The walnut grip is in very good condition, with crisp chequering and is tight on the tang. A rare sword from British India – probably dating to around 1880-1900 and made in London by one of the best sword makers in the World.