Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1850-1900

Object Number

IX.6872

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: '2.1894' over '2' over '8.K.R.R.' (the 8 uncertain).5On inside of blade: broad arrow over 'WD'; and crown over 'BR' over '4'; 'WATTS' (faint); 'B' over '49'; '00'.5On spine of blade: 'r'; 'B' (uncertain) over ??.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

For this pattern generally, see B. Robson, 'Swords of the British Army...', London, 1975, pp.171, 173, Pl.182, where it is stated to have been introduced in 1856 and declared obsolete in 1904.