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Title Saddle frog for 1908 pattern trooper's sword
Nationality British
Period 1917
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This is the long pattern of frog for this sword. The other shorter and fatter pattern incorporated a horseshoe pouch. This particular example is dated 1917 and has what appear to be regimental markings stamped into it. These frogs are quite rare, this particular one being found in an armoury in Jordan, probably Amman.

There is a little rot to one of the loops which holds the metal buckle in place, but the buckle does actually still hold. However, if you were to place a sword in this, you would have to be extremely careful, just in case the remaining leatherwork broke. The leatherwork was very dry when I bought it, but I have saddle-soaped it carefully and then given it a good soaking with AutoGlym leather cream, which has brought it up. It is still a little stiff and dry, but repeated applications of a good beeswax cream would eventually sort this out.

There is the odd cut to the leatherwork here and there, from service, I suspect, but, generally speaking, it is still in quite good shape. I normally get 75 each for these if they are in good shape.

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

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


Hi, sword arrived, terrific, love it! Onto the next!

B N, USA, 13.07.2019

Holster arrived on Saturday. Fantastic service, thanks a lot.

L P, UK, 26.05.2008