Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1837-1895

Object Number

IX.3721

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Variations, losses, damage, etc: Hilt has VR cypher. Fixed inner guard, with single curved insert. No tang-button. Curved blade with short ricasso, a flat back, and a broad fuller at the back for the first two thirds of its length but the spine moving nearer the centre of the blade for the final third.


Inner guard bent down to lie parallel with blade. Grip covering and binding missing, and wood has shrunk away from backpiece. Blade rusat marked.

Inscriptions and Marks

No visible marks.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

For this pattern of (brass gothic) hilt generally, used by both infantry officers and sergeants (staff sergeants only from 1852), and for the various patterns of blade, see B. Robson, 'Swords of the British Army...', London, 1975, pp.114-121, Pls 124-126, 128, 131, and pp.146, 147, Pl.163.