Object Title

Sword, knot and scabbard

Sword, knot and scabbard



Object Number



Purchased as part of a group of 4 items including IX.5509, IX.5511 and IX.5512. These items were purchased by the donor from a beneficiary of the estate of the late Ron Anderson. 30 March 2002.

Physical Description

Scabbard is steel with red and gold sword knot. Retailed by Anderson, York.

Inscriptions and Marks

Has Edward VII cypher.


Places Britain


Formerly Deposit No B.0217 3.
For the firm of R W Anderson & Sons which traded in York from 1863-2008, see Sylvia D Hogarth 'The very best of everything': R. W. Anderson and Sons, gentlemen's outfitters 1863-2008', York Historian (journal of the Yorkshire Architectural and York Archaeological Society), vol. 29, for 2012, pp. 9-20 (copies on the inv. file and in the Royal Armouries Library). IX.5510 is not mentioned in the article but Anderson's were military outfitters and their supply of a sword by to accompany a uniform for a Governor of Singapore is mentioned, and a brochure of c. 1908 for the firm of Robinson & Sons (also of York and owned by Anderson's) includes mention of 'Wilkinson & Co.'s swords' (published article p. 19 and figure 10), though IX.5510 (which dates to between 1901 and 1910) is not by Wilkinson's. (PJL, 21/04/13)