Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1850-1900

Object Number

IX.6992

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Variations, losses, damage, etc: chromed (? blade only - not specified in VTR - may obscure other marks).

Dimensions

BladeLength571mm
BladeWidth35mm

Inscriptions and Marks

On hilt, on knuckle guard: '71' over '21'.On outside of blade: addorsed and conjoined Rs (faint).

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.