Lawrance Ordnance Pty Ltd

Welcome to Lawrance Ordnance

0
You have no items in your shopping cart.

0

×

Registration

Profile Informations

Login Datas

or login

First name is required!
Last name is required!
First name is not valid!
Last name is not valid!
This is not an email address!
Email address is required!
This email is already registered!
Password is required!
Enter a valid password!
Please enter 6 or more characters!
Please enter 16 or less characters!
Passwords are not same!
Terms and Conditions are required!
Email or Password is wrong!

Australian NSWG Cavalry Marked Pattern 1899 Cavalry Sword

Availability: In stock

$1,895.00

Quick Overview

Made by Wilkinson in 1901, this sword is marked to the New South Wales Government Cavalry. Both sword and scabbard are in very good condition despite their age.

* Required Fields

OR

Details

Made by Wilkinson in 1901, this sword is marked to the New South Wales Government Cavalry. Both sword and scabbard are in very good condition despite their age. The blade has a small area of pitting near the centre of the blade and some other very minor marks. There are large areas of staining on both the guard and scabbard where rust has been removed, although this has not created pitting. While both sword and scabbard are marked to the NSWGC their numbers do not match.

From 1853 all British cavalry, both Heavy and Light regiments, were equipped with a universal cavalry sword of the same basic form. The blade was slightly curved with fuller running three-quarters of the length of each side. The final, unfullered, quarter of the blade was doubled edged and spear-pointed. This blade style remained unchanged, despite six different patterns. From 1864 until 1890 a lighter, more manoeuvrable sword was sought, but when this proved deficient, thicker, shorter blades with shallower fullers were reintroduced. However, these weighed more than the patterns that had been deemed too heavy years before.

The Pattern 1899 was the heaviest of this family of swords and although its thick, short, blade meant it was unlikely to break in the rigours of mounted combat, it had its own share of faults. Though the Pattern 1899 was undoubtedly robust, it was clumsy and ill-balanced.