Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1823-1853

Object Number

IX.3715

Provenance

First registered on return from Dept of Environment, Historic (Loan L105), 12/09/1991.

Physical Description

Variations, losses, damage, etc: Ribbed, wooden grip lacks its leather. Nick in cutting edge of blade near tip. Surfaces of hilt and blade rust-pitted.

Inscriptions and Marks

On inside of blade: crown over 'L' over '8'.On outside of blade, against and partly obscured by hilt: 'VW'.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

For this pattern generally, see B. Robson, 'Swords of the British Army...', London, 1975, pp.26, 28 (Pl.23), 29, 30, where it is stated that production did not begin until 1823.