Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1850-1900

Object Number

IX.6991

Provenance

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

Physical Description

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

Dimensions

BladeLength571mm
BladeWidth35mm

Inscriptions and Marks

On hilt, above rear quillon: '9.1903' over '1KOSB' over '7'.On inside of blade: crown over '35' over 'W'; '7 00'; 'WILKINSON LONDON'.On outside of blade: broad arrow; crown over '35' over 'W'; 'X'; red painted number '13963'.

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.