Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

IX.7917 A

Provenance

Presumed Tower arsenal. First registered by Valuation Team when found unnumbered on loan to Russell-Cotes Museum, Bournemouth (Loan L180), 20/03/1989 (Russell-Cotes No.14(part)). Registered with a cavalry pattern 1899 scabbard - IX.7917 B (see separate entry).

Physical Description

Variations, losses, damage, etc: Small patch of grip leather missing by pommel. Has buff-piece.

Inscriptions and Marks

On guard, behind rear quillon, stamped: '2 D' over 'E' over '57'; 'C' over '64' (the 64 very faint); 'W.S'.On inside of blade, on ricasso: crown over 'E' over '6'.On outside of blade, on ricasso: S.S ( SS) the first S poorly struck, and uncertain).On back of blade, by hilt: '[E]NFIELD 1848'; crown over 'VR'.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

For this pattern generally, see B. Robson, 'Swords of the British Army...', London, 1975, pp.26, 28 (Pl.24), 29, 30, where it is stated that production did not begin until 1825.