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Title 1908 pattern trooper's sword
Nationality British
Period 1915
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This has a magnificent blade, which is marked 'EFD' for Enfield Lock Arsenal, and dated December 1915. It has the Mediterranean/Mesopotamian front paint finish, a slightly darker tone to the scabbard than the hilt. The scabbard is maker marked 'Mole' and also dated 1915.

It cannot be stressed how a rare a survivor such a sword is, with all its original paintwork intact. There are a few scars and scuffs to the finish on the scabbard and the hilt has the pommel and the ferrule painted black, perhaps some personal idiosyncracy on the part of the orignal owner?

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Swords : British : 20th Century]


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