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Title 1908 pattern trooper's sword, Lothian & Border Horse
Nationality British
Period 1915
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This is the classic last pattern British cavalry sword, still current issue with units such as the Royal Horse Artillery, who carry them for guard mounting at Buckingham Palace and wear them for the gun salutes in Hyde Park on the Queen's birthday. The blade is stamped 'EFD' for Enfield Lock Arsenal, where it was issued in 1915.

The pommel has got its original black paint and the scabbard and guard have the original dark green France & Flanders paint finish, hence the price. The blade has all its factory finish. The grip is marked 'L&BH', for the (yeomanry) Lothian & Border Horse in France in September1915, where they served until the end of the war. Hilt and scabbard are both stamped B106 - squadron and weapon number.

There is a little patch of rust on the inside of the bowl guard from wear and tear in the field. Only HQ and B squadron served in France as part of V Corps Cavalry Regiment alongside the Glasgow Yeomanry.



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

testimonials

Bayonet arrived safe and well earlier, finally got a chance to unwrap it and have a quick peek and am very pleased, thanks!

T R, UK, 07.11.2013

The goods are safely in and I am delighted. Many thanks for the outstanding handling of this order and I hope we can do many more.

M R, USA, 03.04.2009

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