Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

IX.6386

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. With shortened practice blade. Fits quite well with shortened Pattern 1853 scabbard, IX.7846.

Associations

Bibliographic References

J. Morgan, 'The 1853 cavalry trooper's sword', Classic Arms and Militaria, VII, no. 5, Sept./Oct. 2000, p. 27 - mention as good fit for scabbard IX.7846.

Notes

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