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Title 1908 pattern trooper's sword
Nationality British
Period 1915
Sold
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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]

testimonials

[From a vendor, rather than a buyer]

I'm delighted that you are happy with the badge and I hope you can sell it to someone who will value owning it.

I tried to sell it on eBay but they won't accept Nazi items. I then contacted several dealers via a Google search who mostly offered me 40-50 after some haggling. Most of the other dealers tried to conceal its true value in their replies and also lacked manners which doesn't inspire confidence.

Ultimately it's about trust. I should think that most prospective sellers have done their own research and therefore know roughly what their item is worth. You were the only dealer who had the integrity to concede that my valuation was approximately correct and I respect your comment that you can't offer this as you need to make a profit. Your honest approach is greatly appreciated and I felt comfortable taking the risk in sending it to you.

Thank you for a smooth transaction

C D, UK, 01.07.2015

I am more and more pleased with the sword, and am wondering whether to do an article on it...

M M, UK, 04.11.2005

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