A rare 1888 Long Pattern Household Cavalry trooper's sword
A rare 1888 Long Pattern Household Cavalry trooper's sword. The plain blade cut with a single fuller and struck with the number 4 on the back edge. The regulation pierced steel guard incorporates a crowned H.C. The grip is covered with fishkin and bound with twisted German silver wire. Excellent patina overall.
Blade length 37⅛" (94.3cms) Overall length 43" (109.5cms)
The absence of Government inspector's marks suggest that this may have been a submission piece. See B. Robson, "Swords of the British Army" 1996 for further details.