Object Title

Sword - British WWI Army Cavalry Trooper's Sword

Sword - British WWI Army Cavalry Trooper's Sword

Date

1917

Object Number

IX.5654

Provenance

Purchased from West Street Antiques on 27th March 2015. Previously owned by Harvey Withers AntIque Sword. Mass produced military item.

Physical Description

Stock code:7787
The large curved blade is plain and unmarked, a steel four-bar hilt and moulded wooden grip. The hilt still retains its original black painted finish, in its original heavy and thick leather scabbard.
The scabbard is dated 1917 and with an "IS" - India Stores - mark.

Dimensions

BladeLength32in.
SwordLength37in.

Component parts