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1899P Boer War Surrey Imperial Yeomanry Trooper's Sword, Sold

In very good condition, regimentally marked to the Surrey Yeomanry and dated 1901, a Boer War service 1899 pattern British cavalry trooper's sword by Enfield.

1899P Boer War Surrey (the Princess of Wales's) Imperial Yeomanry Trooper's Sword

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Marked "SY" and "Y" to the inside of the bowl guard, this sword was issued to a trooper in the Surrey (the Princess of Wales's) Imperial Yeomanry in 1901 (blade is marked '01) as they went to fight against the Boers in South Africa. Made by Enfield (marked "EFD") and with several inspection marks, plus the obligatory '99 pattern mark to the blade's spine, this sword is in well above average condition given its active service history.

The 33 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The bowl guard with light pitting from age. The grip with some wear / age but still good. The steel scabbard with some age and a small ding but otherwise very good, and the sword sheathes and draws very well.

This is a well above average example of a true Boer War 1899P, and it can be yours to hold for only £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference O93 (1399). Further / full sized images upon request.

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