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Regimental Pattern Cavalry Officer’s Sword of the 4th Queen’s Own Light Dragoons (Hussars)

89.5cm blade double edged towards the point by Henry Wilkinson Pall Mall London, etched with scrolling foliage, a crown over regimental title of the Queen’s Own IV Hussars and eight battle honours to Ghuznee and a futher four Crimea honours, regimental pattern pierced honeysuckle hilt without back-piece, the guard incorporating a crown over Q.O.L.D. IV, foliate engraved pommel cap, wire bound fish skin covered grip, in its steel scabbard with two suspension rings.

This sword by Wilkinson being without a number would date from prior to 1855. It would appear that the regimental title on the blade has been altered from Light Dragoons to Hussars and the four Crimean battle honours have been added after 1861 when the regimental title was changed.