Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1850-1900

Object Number

IX.6865

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Variations, losses, damage, etc:

Dimensions

BladeLength575mm
BladeWidth35mm

Inscriptions and Marks

On sword:5On hilt, above rear quillon: '7/96' over 'V' over '1.DBT' (not clear in VTR if the first character is 1 or I).5On inside of blade: '8'95'; 'WILKINSON . LONDON'.5On outside of blade: broad arrow over 'WD'; crown over '35' over 'W' (this whole mark struck twice); 'X'.On scabbard:5On mouth: '1.1893'; '5'.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

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