Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard



Object Number



Ex Royal United Services Institute. Acquired 1963

Physical Description

Hilt: steel/iron, with cap pommel with backstrap, knuckle guard with two folding branches, retained by a spring catch, to give a front and back hand guard, It has a straight rear quillon and langets projecting over the grip and the blade

Blade: curved, single edged with blued and gilt decoration for approximately one third of its length. It has a long, wide , central fuller each side with a narrow fuller along the back edge.

scabbard : plain steel, fitted with a frog stud and having a curious termination at the tip. black wooden grip.


Dimensions: Sword: overall length: 885 mm (34.8 in), blade length: 742 mm (29.2 in), scabbard: 785 mm (30.9 in) Weight: Sword: 792 gm (1 lb 12 oz), scabbard: 509 gm (1 lb 2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

On the forte of the blade, the letters 'NK'.


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