Object Title

Sword and scabbard - Cavalry sword, Pattern 1899, with scabbard

Sword and scabbard - Cavalry sword, Pattern 1899, with scabbard

Object Number

PR.6813

Physical Description

Single edged, fullered blade. Dark-coloured, textured grips. White metal scabbard, with 2 scabbard loops either side. Sealed pattern attached to hilt. Piece of felt with seal red wax attached, with brown waxed fabric piece with black handwriting on one side and red handwriting on the other side. On the side with black handwriting, 'Sword, Cavalry, Pattern '99, approved 19.10.99'. Also, written is 'L, Convert Cavalry, 77/26/293? Brass tag, stamped 1004. Also attached, a cream-coloured waxy fabric piece with printed and typed lettering. Under 'name', 'SWORD & SCABBARD Pattern 1899, CAVALRY. Sp. 1004, Sp. 1005. Under 'remarks on sample', 'Approved 19.10.1899. L of c. 9880 & 12860, Convd. from Swd. Pattern 1885 Mk. 2.'

Dimensions

SwordWeight0.35 kg
SwordWeight0.7 lb
Swordlength40.5 in
Swordlength1030 mm
BladeWidth1.3 in
BladeWidth32 mm
Bladelength33.3 in
Bladelength845 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

CON VTD FROM over PATT over 90top of blade, partially hidden by hilt
stamped
metal part of grip
stamped
scabbard
stamped

Associations

Places Britain