Pattern 1890 Cavalry Trooper’s Sword Marked To The 4th Hussars, with issue steel scabbard. 34 1/4 inch blade and measuring 40 inches overall. Two piece black checkered hard rubber grips show slight wear in spots, with all original retaining pins in place. The slightly curved nickel silver blade with 25 inch groove to each side, and retains 98% of it’s bright finish with a few slight nicks to the edge of the blade from use. The guard show’s approx. 80% of it’s original finish with some slight discoloration to the interior above the grips. The left side of the blade shows 2 proof marks above the guard, with the date stamp “4. 98″ (April 1898). The right side of the blade shows a single proof mark with a British Broadarrow above, and the letter “X” below. The top of the blade above the guard is also marked with a single proof mark, followed by a maker’s stamp reading “/90 MOLE”. The large steel field scabbard shows some light discoloration overall with some nick marks to the top flat . The top of the scabbard is marked “II” above a proof mark, and the number “96” (1896), with the side of the top of the scabbard showing the marks “4H” (Fourth Hussars) above a large British “crowfoot” stamp, next to the mark “5 PLDG” (5th Prince Louis Dragoon Guards), with these marks being struck out by a single line. Below this is also the number “243” followed by the letter “B” above “I4″, which has also been line struck. The flat of the scabbard, below the ring, is also marked with a single proof mark, with the number “96” ave “II”, wit ha British “W /|\ D” stamp above.