Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1850-1900

Object Number

IX.6979

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Variations, losses, damage, etc: Identified with concentric corrosion, February 2005.

Dimensions

BladeLength571mm
BladeWidth35mm

Inscriptions and Marks

On inside of blade: 'ROBT MOLE & SONS / MAKERS / BIRMINGHAM'; '11/93'.On outside of blade: broad arrow over 'WD' crown over 'B' over '3'; 'MOLE / BIRMM'.On spine of blade: crown over 'B' over '3' (the 3 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.