Iron hilt with line edged bowl form guard with RD C 3 marks indicating the 3rd Royal Dragoons. Saddled back strap and broad fluted leather covered grip made without wire wrap. 34” broad fullered curved s.e. blade. Iron scabbard in bright original polish. The blade and scabbard with original preservative. Hilt with gray patina and some wear. The lack of ordnance marks suggests that this example was probably made or rebladed in India while the regiment was stationed there. They went on to serve in Ethiopia and the Boer War.