British 1912 Cavalry Sword with Scabbard

The 1912 pattern cavalry sword was the very last sword that was issued to the cavalry officers of the British Army at a time when cavalry charges were no longer widespread and swords were falling out of use as military weapons. It was considered to be the best cavalry sword ever designed and still saw service during World War I. More information...

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Item physically stored in our Warehouse in Kadan
, dispatch on 20-May-2024
Item number: 12976

British 1912 Cavalry Sword with Scabbard

The 1912 pattern was clearly based on the 1908 pattern but had more elaborate decorative features. When introduced, it was issued to all officers to replace their privately acquired non-regulation swords. The hilt was more sophisticated in comparison to that of the standard sword: While the standard 1908 troopers' version had a rubber or bakelite grip, the officer's version replaced these materials with sharkskin inlaid with nickel silver wire. What's more, the bowl-shaped guard was adorned with an etched floral (honeysuckle) motif much in the style of 19th century officer's swords.

The 1912 design is still in use nowadays, having been adopted by British, Australian and Canadian cavalry units as their ceremonial sword.

The beautiful, good value reconstruction we offer here has a straight, single-edged EN45 spring steel blade which is fullered about two thirds down it length. The unsharpened edge is about 1mm thick. The hilt features a knuckle-bow and a generously sized, bowl-shaped guard plate that closely recreates the motifs of the historical examples. The grip's core is made of wood and wrapped in black leather and twisted steel wire.

The cavalry sword is delivered with an all-steel scabbard with two carrying bands, articulated suspension rings and a broad, rounded end piece or shoe.

Please note that this sword is not a battle ready weapon. It is designed as a collector's or decoration/display piece and is not suited for combat reenactment. Besides its quality as a collectible, it is also perfectly suited as a prop, e.g. to complete your costume.


  • Material: EN45 spring steel (high carbon steel, not stainless), steel guard and pommel, leather-covered and steel-wire wrapped wooden handle
  • Overall length: approx. 109cm
  • Blade length: approx. 89cm
  • Hilt length: approx. 20cm
  • Max. blade width: approx. 3cm (tapering down towards the point to approx. 2cm)
  • Blade thickness: approx. 4mm (tapering down towards the point to approx. 1mm)
  • Cutting edge: approx. 1mm
  • Point of balance: approx. 17cm from the guard
  • Incl. metal scabbard with carrying rings
  • Weight without scabbard: approx. 0.98 kg
  • Weight with scabbard: approx. 1.7 kg

Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.

The steel used here is not rust-proof and might show slight surface tarnishing in places. We recommend you to maintain the blade and the scabbard on a regular basis, for example using Ballistol Universal Oil, which is ideally suited for steel care.

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