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British Cavalry 1908 Pattern Sword

The Pattern 1908 cavalry sword was the last new sword design accepted for service in the British Army.

The design had its origins in the Boer war and was revolutionary in concept, as it featured a thin, tapering blade, intended entirely for thrusting. The sword was superbly designed, having perfect balance in the hand and an unusual 'pistol' type grip, which automatically brought the sword into thrusting position when correctly gripped. The sword proved successful in the mounted actions in which it was employed by Cavalry during the First World War on the western front and in the Middle East. 

1908 Sword Description

  • Metal scabbard
  • Long pistol-shaped grip, angled and swelling towards the pommel.
  • The sides of the grip are chequered as is the deep depression, for thumb,
  • Large well curved bowl guard
  • Sword knot slit near pommel and tapered oval
  • Narrow, straight thrusting blade which tapers to small double-edged spear point,
  • Length overall 44 inches
  • Blade length 36 inches


The 1908 pattern sword is still used by the British Army cavalry  for Ceremonial duties.


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The Pattern 1908 cavalry sword was the last new sword design accepted for service in the British Army.

The design had its origins in the Boer war and was revolutionary in concept, as it featured a thin, tapering blade, intended entirely for thrusting. The sword was superbly designed, having perfect balance in the hand and an unusual 'pistol' type grip, which automatically brought the sword into thrusting position when correctly gripped. The sword proved successful in the mounted actions in which it was employed by Cavalry during the First World War on the western front and in the Middle East. 

1908 Sword Description

  • Metal scabbard
  • Long pistol-shaped grip, angled and swelling towards the pommel.
  • The sides of the grip are chequered as is the deep depression, for thumb,
  • Large well curved bowl guard
  • Sword knot slit near pommel and tapered oval
  • Narrow, straight thrusting blade which tapers to small double-edged spear point,
  • Length overall 44 inches
  • Blade length 36 inches


The 1908 pattern sword is still used by the British Army cavalry  for Ceremonial duties.

Weight: 2001 grams
Service: Army
Type: Dagger/Sword

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