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British Pattern 1892 Infantry Officer’s Sword …

British Pattern 1892 Infantry Officer’s Sword for an Officer of the Royal Army Medical Corps

This is a rare pattern which was used by officers of the [Royal] Army Medical Corps [RAMC]from 1892 to right after the First World War when they switched to the more common 1897.

This particular sword has a solid hilt with a nice deep patina. The guard and blade are marked to Edward VII.

In 1895, infantry officers were required to update their hilts from the old brass “gothic” hilts to the new P1895 steel hilt. RAMC officers continued to use the 1892 pattern through WWI, although some switched to the steel hilt prior to The Great War.

British Highland Field Officer’s Sword, Late 1…

British Highland Field Officer’s Sword, Late 19th Century

A fantastic robust-bladed example of a Highland field officer’s sword, by Mole of Birmingham. Highland officers of Major and higher rank were permitted to wear these special Scinde Cavalry scroll hilts on their broadsword blades, but being that this was a pattern only for Field Rank officers of Highland regiments, these swords do not come around often. Additionally, this is a Victorian example (most surviving ones are George V) and given the straight fully-chequered 1895 pattern backstrap, must date to 1895-1901.

British Pattern 1821 Light Cavalry Officer’s S…

British Pattern 1821 Light Cavalry Officer’s Sword

British Pattern 1857 Engineers Officer’s Sword…

British Pattern 1857 Engineers Officer’s Sword

An absolutely superb 1857 pattern Royal Engineers officer’s sword, made by top maker Pillin of London and carrying an extra-detailed etched blade containing the crest of the original officer (unidentified). This sword is unusually robust and is heavier than an average example of the pattern, having a thick brass guard and deep grip.

Antique Victorian Heavy Cavalry Officer Swor…

Antique Victorian Heavy Cavalry Officer Swords – 1821 & 1896 Patterns

There is no 1887 pattern!

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British Pattern 1890 Cavalry Trooper’s Sword for the Princess Louise Dragoon Guards (Canada)

This sabre was used by a trooper of the Princess Louise Dragoon Guards, a regiment based in Ottawa and created in 1872. The regiment contributed volunteers to the Boer War and the First World War.

This sabre was made in 1898 by Mole. It appears to be marked to the 5th Dragoon Guards, a regiment created in 1903, which would indicate that the regiment did not adopt the 1899 sabre. It is in near pristine shape, with only a few discolourations and minimal wear to the leather grip. The sword knot, which rarely survives, is in great shape.

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British Pattern 1864 Cavalry Trooper’s Sword

This is probably the rarest regulation pattern cavalry trooper’s sword that went into service in the British Army. The P1864 replaced the Pattern 1853 Cavalry Trooper’s Sword and was succeeded by the Pattern 1882 Cavalry Trooper’s Sword. The bowl guard with “Maltese Cross” cut-outs offered better protection that the three-bar guard of the P1853, but the blade was essentially the same as that of the P1853. The P1882 offered an improved bowl guard with rolled edges to add strength and to prevent the edge of the guard from damaging uniform on equipment.

Mole & sons birmingham 1864 british cavalry trooper’s sword offered for sale is a antique robert mole & sons birmingham 1864 british cavalry trooper’s sword. There is no scabbard for this piece. There is some surface rust mostly on the guard, while the blade has wear and a few nicks on the blade edge, but it is in good condition overall for the age and use.

The overall length is approximately 41 and the blade measures 35-½.

British Officer’s Spadroon, Late 18th Century …

British Officer’s Spadroon, Late 18th Century

Dating from the American Revolutionary War Era, this is a wonderful example of a silver mounted Sword made by the famous English Sword Maker Francis Thurkle. This lovely Sword could have been carried by either a British or American Infantry Officer or possibly a Naval Officer. It is mounted with a straight unmarked fullered blade that measures 32 inches in length which remains in very nice condition with only some minor surface staining. The beautiful hallmarked silver guard is simple but tastefully designed and wears the initials of the original owner on the topside as well as the stamp of Francis Thurkle on the underside along with the English silver hallmarks. The fabulous green stained fluted carved bone hilt has survived in beautiful condition with only one chip on one side next to the ferrule, nevertheless does remain securely in place. Overall measuring 37 ¾ inches in length.

British Pattern 1897 Infantry Officer’s Sword,…

British Pattern 1897 Infantry Officer’s Sword, c.WWI

Retailed by C. Boyton & Son Clerkenwell and complete with Sam Browe belt.

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British Pattern 1827 Rifle Officer’s Sword, c.1870