Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1850-1900

Object Number

IX.6911

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Variations, losses, damage, etc:

Dimensions

BladeLength571mm
BladeWidth35mm

Inscriptions and Marks

On sword:5On hilt, above rear quillon: '6' over '1.901' over 'V' over '1.HTS' over '1'.5On inside of blade: crown over '49' over 'W'; '9'99'; 'WILKINSON LONDON'.5On outside of blade: crown over '49' over 'W'; 'X'.On scabbard:5On frog stud: '3'.5On leather: '12' over ? over '35'; crown over 'B' over '25' (the 25 uncertain).

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.