Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard



Object Number



Presumed Tower arsenal. First registered by Valuation Team when found unnumbered on loan to Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth (Loan L180), 20/03/1989 (Russell-Cotes No. 15).

Physical Description

Variant hilt with the divisions between the bars continued as engraved lines. Compared with the standard pattern the rear quillon is wider and with disc terminal of smaller diameter.


Places Britain

Bibliographic References

J. Morgan, 'The 1853 cavalry trooper's sword', Classic Arms and Militaria, VII, no. 5, Sept./Oct. 2000, pp. 27, 29 - as example of variant guard with down-turned quillon (with smaller than usual terminal).


For other swords of this pattern with similar variant guards, see entry for IX.1734, under Notes.