Scarce British 1885 Pattern Cavalry Trooper's Sword to the Lothian and Borders Horse Regiment
A good example of a British Victorian cavalry trooper's sword carried by a soldier in a Scottish Yeomanry cavalry regiment. The sword is of standard regulation 1885 Pattern, with a chequered leather grip and bowl guard, featuring a cut-out Maltese Cross - this was a very distinctive feature of this pattern of sword and was never repeated on any other regulation British swords. It looks like the sword was also used for parade purposes as it was nickel plated at some stage. The blade forte is stamped with numerous military issue marks and dates and would have had a long service life as was the case with many of these swords. This sword was made by the German sword maker, Weyersberg Kirschbaum and Co., who supplied the British Army at this time because of the inability of British sword makers to provide enough swords and at the right price. Is regimentally marked to the Lothian and Borders Horse to the top of the scabbard. To find out more about the history of this regiment please go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lothian_and_Border_Horse.
Condition of the Sword
In good overall condition with some wear to the nickel plating on the hilt - most original plating remains to the blade.
Specifications of the Sword
Blade length is 34.5 inches (40 inches overall).
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