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    Indian Cavalry Sword

    I have read some of the threads up on this but was hoping you guys might have a bit more info on this one. It belongs to a friend of mine

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    Based on the way some other Indian Army swords are marked, I offer the suggestion that the mark at forte, may represent 3.81 for March 1881; whilst there is no way of proving this one way or the other, the configuration of the sword and scabbard would not be out of place circa 1881.

    Can you possibly provide dimensions of the blade as follows:

    1. Length in a straight line from the face of guard to point.
    2. Width of the blade just at the face of guard.
    3. Width of blade at the middle.
    4. Width of the blade at the widest part before it tapers to the point.
    5. Length of locket on the scabbard.
    6. Length of the chape before the shoe,
    7. Overall length of chape and shoe.

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    1. Length in a straight line from the face of guard to point. - 28 7/8"
    2. Width of the blade just at the face of guard. - 1 1/2"
    3. Width of blade at the middle. - 1 7/16"
    4. Width of the blade at the widest part before it tapers to the point. - 1 7/16"
    5. Length of locket on the scabbard. - 2 1/4"
    6. Length of the chape before the shoe. - 8 1/4"
    7. Overall length of chape and shoe. - 8 13/16"

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    Has anyone asked the renowned Indian Military historian, Captain Ashok Nath, if he knows the answer? If not, I will!

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