Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

IX.6375

Physical Description

Variant hilt with the divisions between the bars continued as engraved lines, in the manner of the 1821 Light Cavalry pattern guard. It has a straight rear quillon which, compared with the standard pattern, is also wider, and the disc terminal is of smaller diameter.Marked with a crowned E S and 6 on the blade, ENFIELD 40 on the spine of blade, 4 on the rear quillon and 400 on the upper band of the scabbard.

Dimensions

OverallDepth91mm
OverallWidth130mm
BladeLength899mm
ScabbardLength919mm
ScabbardWeight0.92kg
SwordWeight1.06kg

Inscriptions and Marks

Proof Mark
E S 6 crowned
blade
stamped
Markscabbard.
stamped
Markspine
stamped

Associations

Bibliographic References

P J Lankester, ''Land Transort Corps swords' in the Royal Armouries: and interim summary', Royal Armouries Yearbook, 6, 2001, pp. 55-71, at p. 69, note 1.

Notes

For other swords of this pattern with similar variant guards, see entry for IX.1734, under Notes.