EAA Research Consultant
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Route 66
Wayne, this looks like one of the sabres produced in England for the armies of Indian states during the Raj, as well as for the Native regiments of the British Army . 1850s to 1918.
With these the hilts of the M1821 were made with the M1796 blades (favored by Indian warriors) and produced by Mole, Wilkinson and others. Most of them I have seen are c. 1880s, and used well into 20th c.
They were known in Wilkinson records as Paget pattern.