Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1850-1900

Object Number

IX.6996

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Variations, losses, damage, etc. Hilt & Scabbard: British Blade: German about 1880.

Dimensions

BladeLength571mm
BladeWidth35mm

Inscriptions and Marks

On sword:5On hilt, above rear quillon: '7.1884' over 'M.4.R.I' over '4'5On inside of blade: crown over '13'; a crested helmet (the mark of Kirschbaum of Solingen).'7.1884' over 'M.4.R.I' over '4'5On spine of blade: crown over '18'.On scabbard:5On leather: crown over 'B' over '21' (the B and the 21 uncertain).

Associations

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.