Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1850-1900

Object Number

IX.6946

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Variations, losses, damage, etc:

Dimensions

BladeLength571mm
BladeWidth37mm

Inscriptions and Marks

On hilt, on rear quillon: '9/91' over 'V' over 'H.4' over '8'.On hilt, on underside of guard: 'B'.On inside of blade: crown over 'BR' over '4'; '/93'.On outside of blade: broad arrow over 'WD'; 'X'; 'WATTS'; crown over 'B'.

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.