One of 100 PEI Cavalry Trooper's Sword

Item #C5529

One of 100 PEI Cavalry Trooper's Sword

  • Price: $2,495.00 CAD
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    This scarce Canadian issued 1853 sword was built by Charles Reeves(1829-1865) at his Toledo works in Birmingham. This sword shows the "Patent Solid Tang". The 35" blade shows the Reeves name and the crown B 15 Ex mark. The blade remains in excellent condition. This sword rides in it's original scabbard showing one dent on the right side 5" from the mouth piece. The pommel shows PEI markings V PEI 86. This example is one of 100 swords obtained from the British government. The swords were issued to the 1st Queens Troop of Calvalry. This sword is an excellent example of the 100 pieces issued to the pre confereration PEI militia. Over the past 60 years we have had 4 of these PEI issued swords. An educated guess suggests that possibly one third of the PEI swords remain in  collections or museums.  The majority of the 1853 swords were built by Reeves & Co. or the Royal Arms Factory Enfield. The 1853 Pattern sword was replaced by the Cavalry dated 1864. The 1853 pattern sword is not a scarce item but the PEI 1853 is considered to be a very scarce & collectible sword.