Indian Army Cavalry Trooper’s Sword, late 19th Century to Early 20th Century
Made in Britain by Mole of Birmingham, overall length: 92 cm, blade length: 79 cm. This pattern was used by Indian cavalry regiments throughout the second half of the 19th century and into World War One. This one likely dates to the 1890s or later.
British Pattern 1896 Mountain Artillery Sword
A variant of the P1896, made by Mole and marked to the India Stores Department (ISD).
76.5 cm sharply curved blade stamped ISD beneath an arrow at the forte, MOLE and an I beneath an arrow on the back edge, regulation steel hilt stamped F.W.A 7.00 at the quillon, ribbed iron grip, contained in its brass mounted leather scabbard, stamped 276 on the frog stud and with Ordnance marks to the lower mount.