Scarce British 1892 Mk II pattern Household Cavalry trooper’s sword made by the Wilkinson Sword Company, London in 1947.
The P1892 Mk II was adopted in 1902 and remains the current dress (ceremonial) pattern for troopers of Her 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 a Broad Arrow, Wilkinson Sword Company maker’s mark, inspection stamp and a bend test stamp. The obverse bears an Enfield inspection mark and the date stamp for July 1947. The blade is in excellent condition.
The 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 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 throat of the scabbard is stamped with the marking, B124. The scabbard is in very good condition with some small and very shallow dings on the lower third. 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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