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Physical Description

Cast brass hilt consisting of: rounded beaked pommel in one with ribbed grip, looking by button operated leafspring catch screwed to the outside of the grip; guard of steel, downcurved quillon with globular terminal, French type split muzzle ring cut out for a side stud and screw adjustment; a steel rivet passes through the grip and tang.
Sawback blade fullered on both sides with chamfered edge and spear point. Belonging and attached to XII.2553.


Dimensions: Overall length: 4594 mm (23.4 in), 463 mm (18.25 in) Weight: 815 g

Inscriptions and Marks

The hilt is marked: on the pommel a lion over H in a cartouche; crown over FA; inthe bar-slot 2024; on the quillon black 10. Blade is marked on the outside: crown over FA; 1881; on the back LD; on the inside GB in an oval and the lion over H mark.


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