An iconic sword of the British military during WW1 and the conflict at the North West Frontier in India, this saber was issued to the British Mountain Artillery and the British Indian Army’s Mountain Artillery regiments. Introduced in 1896, the pattern saw service throughout WW1. The sweeping blade shows some influence from the wide, hatchet-point 1796 light cavalry saber – a form that ensures that the sword bites deep and widens a wound considerably as it passes through a target.
The blade of this replica is crafted from tempered 1055 high carbon steel which is stoutly mounted into a finely cast brass hilt. The sword is paired with a leather scabbard which is adorned with a brass chape and locket to complete the sword.