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1853P British Cavalry Trooper's Sword, Scabbard marked RHA, For Sale

In good condition, a 1853 Patt British Cavalry Trooper's Sword, Scabbard marked to the Royal Horse Artillery.

1853 Patt British Cavalry Trooper's Sword, Scabbard marked to Royal Horse Artillery

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The is a British made (for India service) sabre, but with no maker's marks; there is just the I Broad Arrow mark on the spine and a number 7 to the inside of the guard. The scabbard is marked "RHA C 62" (Royal Horse Artillery, C Troop, Weapon 62). Given the RHA served in India and the equal patina of the sword Vs scabbard, if the sword is not original to the scabbard, it almost certainly a period service replacement.

The 35 1/4 inch blade has a steady patina and is in very good order, with a period nick to the front cutting edge, and is firm in the hilt. The hilt with some light pitting and a steady patina is overall good. The grip is aged and worn but good. The heavy steel scabbard has a light pitting and steady patina in keeping with the hilt / guard. The sword sheathes and draws very well.

A good example at a great price, just £500. Please quote item reference R01. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0449-1.18 (3.014).

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