Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1850-1900

Object Number

IX.6949

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Variations, losses, damage, etc:

Dimensions

BladeLength568mm
BladeWidth35mm

Inscriptions and Marks

On hilt, above rear quillon, faint: '6/87' (the 6 uncertain) over '35 88' (all figures uncertain).On outside of blade: broad arrow over 'WD'; crown over 'BR' over '18'; addorsed and conjoined R's.On underside of blade: '5'; '1'.On spine of tang of blade: 'J.W'.

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.