WW1 1908 BRITISH/AUSTRALIAN CAVALRY TROOPERS SWORD
The pattern 08 Cavalry Sword was first issued to all British troops and was then expanded to be issued to all Commonwealth troops with Australian Light Horse troops receiving it in 1918 when in Egypt in time for the Egyptian uprising. Up until its issue the Australian Light Horse units used the Pattern 07 bayonet to conduct its charges in actions such as the famous charge at Beeresheba. All Australian issued Pattern 08 Cavalry Swords were made in England and were used British stocks with many of them having British unit stamps and marks. The Pattern 08 Cavalry Sword is still used as a parade sword.
This sword has a Nickel plated scabbard and blade. it is in very good condition. Issue stamps for 1915, 16 and 18 with the maker mark for Enfield, there are many unit marks on the scabbard.