Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1837-1895

Object Number

IX.3722

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 short, curved spur insert. Curved blade with a shor 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.


Guard mis-shapen an rear quillon pushed in towards blade. Part of fish-skin covering of grip missing and wire binding loose.

Inscriptions and Marks

On hilt, by rear quillon: 'RGE' over '348 3'.

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.