Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1850-1900

Object Number

IX.6859

Provenance

Old Tower Collections. First registered in Brick Tower Store, Rack 10A * , 1987.

Physical Description

Variations, losses, damage, etc:

Dimensions

BladeLength571mm
BladeWidth35mm

Inscriptions and Marks

On sword:5On hilt, over rear quillon: '4.98' over '1' (or I).5On underside of guard: 'ILF' (unclear from VTR whether first character is I or 1).5On inside of blade: crown over '49' over 'W'; '1'; ''97'; '98'; 'WILKINSON . LONDON'.5On outside of blade: broad arrow over 'WD'; crown over '49' (the 9 uncertain) over 'W'; 'X'.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

For this pattern generally, see B. Robson, 'Swords of the British Army...', London, 1975, pp.171, 173, Pl.182.