Object Title

Sword - Italian Model 1833 Horse Artillery sword & scabbard

Sword - Italian Model 1833 Horse Artillery sword & scabbard

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

IX.7724

Physical Description

Steel hilt of a straight stirrup guard with a convex reinforcing bracket on the inside of the guard where the foot of the iron meet the knuckle-guard. Rounded pommel cap. Backpiece with ridge at guard end. Rectangular sword knot slot in rear quillon. A pair of doubled langets extend to cover the grip ferrule and grip. Flat grip covered in black leather, twisted wire wrap is missing.
Remains of leather blade washer.
Broad, curved blade with shallow single fuller on each side. Fuller terminates 10cm from the spear-pointed tip.
Scabbard of steel, with single round, loose ring and a asymmetric shoe.

Techniques

Mass manufacture

Materials

Dimensions

SwordBlade length83mm
SwordHilt width130mm
SwordOverall length980mm
Sword & scabbardOverall length in scabbard1020mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamp
Indistinct stamp
On ricasson under outer langet
stamped

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