Object Title

Sword - Light Cavalry Trooper's sword

Sword - Light Cavalry Trooper's sword

Date

about 1780

Object Number

IX.565

Physical Description

Brass stirrup hilt of a long, straight knuckle-guard; straight quillons with small rear terminal of comma shape, turned slightly towards the blade; short shield-shaped langets. A rounded ferrule meets the quillon and grip and encloses the end of the backpiece. The Integrated backpiece and ‘pommel’ terminates in a stepped pommel cap of raised form around the tang button. The side of the ‘pommel’ has a slot for the insertion of the end of the knuckle-guard. The grip is wood covered with string to produce ribbing and has an outer layer of fish skin.
The almost straight blade is single-edged, flat and wedge-sectioned with a ricasso and a slightly clipped back to the point.

Techniques

Forged, Cast

Materials

Dimensions

OverallLength1029 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Accession number
518 [Dillon number]
pommel
stamped
Royal Cypher
GvR over crown in a circle [This is not contemporary with the sword]
quillon
stamped

Associations

Notes

See 'Master Entry' IX.327 Notes (by Philip J. Lankester - 23/09/2002) for information on swords of this type (designated Royal Armouries cavalry type B).