Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1850-1900

Object Number

IX.6926

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Variations, losses, damage, etc:

Dimensions

BladeLength571mm
BladeWidth38mm

Inscriptions and Marks

On sword:5On hilt, above rear quillon: '3' over '1897' over '3' over '2WT' (the W and T overstamped 'DE', or vice versa) over '9'.5On inside of blade: crown over '49' over 'W'; '1'; '97'; 'WILKINSON LONDON'.5On outside of blade: broad arrow over 'WD'; crown over '49' over 'W'; 'X'.On scabbard:5On mouth: '9.94.V.2.A.&S.H.6'.5On leather: crown over 'B' over '3'; '13' (the 3 uncertain) over '12' over '92'.

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.