Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1850-1900

Object Number

IX.6930

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Variations, losses, damage, etc:

Dimensions

BladeLength565mm
BladeWidth38mm

Inscriptions and Marks

On sword:5On hilt, above rear quillon: '6.R.B' over '8'.5On inside of blade: 'WILKINSON . LONDON'.5On outside of blade: crown over '35' over 'W'.5On spine of blade: '?' over 'W'.On scabbard:5On mouth: '12.02'; '1.BR'; 'PR.11'.5On leather: broad arrow over 'WD'; crown over 'B' over '4' (the 4 uncertain); '.01'.

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.