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First registered by Valuation Team when on loan to 20 Squadron R.C.T., Regent's Park Barracks, London (Loan L182), 14/05/1992.

Physical Description

General Type Description: The blade has a small tapered steel head with a medial ridge. This is supported on a long conical neck, which serves as a socket. No langets are present. The bamboo haft is fitted at its point of balance with a leather sleeve, and above it, a looped leather sling. A steel butt protector is fitted which tapers from a rounded point into a rounded moulding, then into a socket. No langets are present.

Variations, losses, damage, etc: Both head and shoe chromed. Replacement hand sling. Part of the original handgrip survives and is attached by copper wire. A forked-tail pennant with a blue field crossed by two horizontal stripes each divided horizontally into red and white sections.


Dimensions: Length of head: 320 mm, length of shoe: 170 mm, length overall: 2700 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Head stamped: No2, Co, W(?), Broad Arrow, D(?), 1930 2(?).


Places Britain


For this pattern generally, see C. ffoulkes and E.C. Hopkinson, 'Sword, Lance and Bayonet', 2nd edn, London, 1967, pp.103 (Fig. 50, Nos 8 & 9), 104-6.