Object Title

Scabbard

Scabbard

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

IX.2110

Provenance

Bequeathed by J.B.P. Young, 1980.

Physical Description

Slightly curved brass scabbard tapering to tip, apparently unlined.


Large, stepped detachable mouthpiece secured by two screws, with narrow transverse raised bands and loose suspension rings at 51 mm (2 in) and 254 mm (10 in) from the mouth.


Asymmetrical shoe, the forward edge ground down. Scabbard very dented.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 835 mm (32 7/8 in) Weight: 1 lb 1/2 oz

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

See B. Robson, 'Swords of the British Army...', London, 1975, p.118: 'A circular memorandum of 30th April 1832, from Adjutant-General, ordered Field Officers to carry a brass scabbard ... except at levees, royal drawing rooms and in evening dress.... The Dress Regulations of 1834 ... introduced a brass scabbard for adjutants of the Foot Guards when serving in the field.... [The scabbard] weighed approximately 1 lb. 3 oz.'