Indian Cavalry Sowar’s sword, WW! period, the scabbard dated 1917


Indian cavalry sowar’s sword of WW1 period in very solid, honest condition. The sword, 37 ins overall, has a steel, three bar basket hilt in the style of the British 1821 cavalry trooper’s pattern  with a gently curving 31½ ins blade akin to the 1796 pattern sabre with a single fuller two thirds of the length. The blade is 1½ ins wide at the forte and has a stamped maker’s mark on the ricasso A.F.D.I. &Co SIALKOT. The guard is stamped with numerals 2497. The very sturdy scabbard has a long 10½ ins steel chape and is stamped in the leather near the throat 1917 preceded by some indistinct letters. Another stamp beneath those may be an arrow with letter M. The wire binding on the wooden part of he hilt is somewhat loose and may have been replaced during the sword’s working life. jan27/2

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