Object Title

Sheath

Sheath

Date

1943-1950

Object Number

X.1655

Provenance

Acquired as a gift from the 1988 Police Amnesty (Scotland). Attached yellow label (now on Inv. File) states it was surrendered by Gordon Foster, 4 Oriel Terrace, Culter

Physical Description

Brown leather sheath, with suspension frog (attached by two white metal and brass rivets), with slits for belt, and elastic loop to secure end of grip; Blackened, copper(?), round ended chape, attached to leather by a single, blackened, brass rivet on the inside. Two leather tapes, are stitched to the seam on the inside.
Condition on acquisition: generally fair; showing extensive signs of use.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 330 mm

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

For this pattern generally, see D. Venner, 'Dagues et Couteaux', n.p. (Paris ?), 1983, pp.197-199, where the 3rd pattern is stated to have been introduced on 6 February 1943. According to Martin Pegler, (19/06/1991), the rivet attachement of the chape is a later variant, replacing the staple which was prone to falling out (p.197).