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Sword - Cavalry sword, experimental Pattern B, 1905 (1905)

The desire of committee members Colonel Napier and Captain Hutton to keep a cut and thrust sword saw wider trials in 1905. This sword is based on the Pattern 1899 with the addition of a thumb opening to control the blade via the back edge. Unsurprisingly it was found totally impractical in trials.

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