Scarce British 1892 Mk II pattern Household Cavalry trooper’s sword made by the Wilkinson Sword Company, London.
The P1892 Mk II was adopted in 1902 and remains the current dress (ceremonial) pattern for troopers of His Majesty’s Household Cavalry.
The 875mm slightly curved blade is of the 1890 pattern and has a single edge and a broad, flat spine with upper false edge. The blade has a single, three-quarter length fuller and terminates in a spear point. The forte is stamped with the Wilkinson Sword Company maker’s mark. The spine is stamped with a serial number, WS (Wilkinson Sword mark) and Broad Arrow. The blade is in excellent condition with only a few small spots of tarnish.
The plated steel basket guard with scrolled quillon is in excellent condition and bears the Tudor Crown above the stylised HC initials of the Household Cavalry. The hilt retains its white leather liner and sword knot. The shagreen grip is in excellent condition and the German silver wire is intact and tight. The blade is firm in the hilt.
The sword is complete with its plated steel scabbard. The scabbard is in essence the P1885 Mk II with the addition of a single loose ring. The top of the scabbard is etched with a Broad Arrow, serial number, pattern date and an H within a rhombus. The scabbard is in excellent condition. The sword sheathes and draws smoothly and is held firmly within the scabbard.
Household Cavalry trooper’s swords do not come on to the market very often and this is a great example.
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