SOLD – Rare South African 1896 cavalry sabre

This is a seldom seen South African sabre made in England, but modified to fit the demand of African campaigns. The defining characteristic is the presence of a unique South African sword knot, still in excellent shape. The sword comes with a field scabbard, also in great condition.

The blade is marked to Edward VII, and was replated at some point, and subsequently service sharpened. The is some movement of the grip ferule, but otherwise the sword in solid.

What is especially interesting is the work done on the grip to cover it in leather with a distinct Zulu style. A totally unique piece.


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