This sword was used by a member of the Governor General’s Bodyguards, now the Governor General’s Horseguards the oldest household cavalry regiment in Canada with its lineage going up to 1810. The regiment took part in the Rebellion of 1837, the Fenian Raids, the Northwest Rebellion and the Boer War. Many of its members also participated in the First World War.
This particular sabre is of the 1890 pattern but was made in 1894. It is in near pristine shape, with some discolouration. The sword knot survived and is also in excellent shape. The scabbard is also patinated but could clean very nicely if one would wish to.
A great addition to any collector of Canadian militaria.