2nd Lifeguards Troopers Sword 1892 Mk11

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2nd Lifeguards Troopers Sword 1892 Mk11

Postby Will Mathieson » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:27 am

Here is an 1892 MkII pattern 2nd Lifeguards trooper sword. Rare to find in original configuration. When I first saw it and subsequently bought it the photos did not show the 2LG marking which was perfect since I have another identical sword marked to the 1st Lifeguards. The ricasso has many dates stamped on it. Made in 1900 (00) the ricasso has most consecutive dates up to 1919 excluding all the war years. The 2nd Lifeguards were off fighting Germans and not parading.
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Re: 2nd Lifeguards Troopers Sword 1892 Mk11

Postby Richard » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:10 pm

Hi Will

Very nice sword, congratulations. It also looks in exceptional condition - was it like that when you bought it or have you cleaned it?

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Re: 2nd Lifeguards Troopers Sword 1892 Mk11

Postby Will Mathieson » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:23 pm

The sword required little. I added a buff leather washer and rounded the guard slightly. Blade and scabbard were in fine condition and no cleaning necessary.
I find the cylindrical guard finials are all bent over most likely the troopers wanted their thumbs resting on it, could be a parade thing?
Don't see many of this pattern, I'd like to know how many of this pattern are housed in their museum or backroom.
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Re: 2nd Lifeguards Troopers Sword 1892 Mk11

Postby Will Mathieson » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:09 pm

White buff guard liner just arrived in the mail.
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Re: 2nd Lifeguards Troopers Sword 1892 Mk11

Postby Will Mathieson » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:20 am

I bought a good size piece of white buff leather from the Identity Store that one can make perfect hilt liners at the fraction of the cost and trouble of finding a used one.
This way you can fit them to any officers sword of varying dimensions. The leather easily takes the shape of the sword guard.
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Re: 2nd Lifeguards Troopers Sword 1892 Mk11

Postby Richard » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:55 am

Nice work Will.
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