Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1850-1900

Object Number

IX.6875

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Variations, losses, damage, etc:

Dimensions

BladeLength571 mm
BladeWidth35 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

On sword:5On hilt, above rear quillon: '2.1894' over '6.F/R.B' over '3' (the central character on the first line is apparently F over stamped R (or vice versa) - see sketch in VTR.5On hilt, on underside of rear quillon: '3'.5On outside of blade: crown over '35' over 'W'.5On spine of blade: crown over '49' over 'W'.On scabbard:5On mouth: '12.02'; '1.BR.'; 'PR.7'.

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.