The 1908 is one of the most famous swords for having been used in the First World War, and being one of the last swords created for combat. Although usually used by troopers, this particular one might have been used by an officer, judging by the cut down scabbard’s rings. This is a practice that is sometimes encountered, and that might have made it easier to put into a Sam Browne belt. This sword came with a sword belonging to J Macclintock of the 18th Hussars, so it is possible that this 1908 was also one of his.
The sword is in good shape with a nice overall patina. The blade is in pristine condition with only very mild pitting at the point. It is marked to Enfield, and inspected on November 1915. The scabbard is a Wilkinson, inspected in 1915.
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