Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1771-1799

Object Number

IX.329

Provenance

Not recorded in IBE

Physical Description

General Type Description: Straight, brass stirrup-guard, shield-shaped langets, and rear quillon with disc-finial inclined towards the blade; back-piece and pommel in one, with raised, shaped section around the tang-button. Ribbed, wooden grip, shaped to the hand, and covered with fish-skin.


Very slightly curved, unfullered, single-edged blade, with ricasso, and terminating in a spear- point.


Variations, losses, damage, etc: The grip lacks its fish-skin covering.


On each side of the blade, at the forte: 'Kings' / Light / Dragoons'.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 1054 mm (41.5 in), blade length: 914 mm (36 in) Weight: 2 lb 5 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

Blade inscribed [15th] King's Light Dragoons.

Associations

Places Britain

Bibliographic References

B. Robson, Swords of the British Army..., London, 1975, p.17, pl.3.

Notes

For swords of this pattern generally and for other examples in the Royal Armouries and elsewhere, see entry for IX.327
For other swords with blades inscribed Kings Light Dragoons, and for information about the Regiment and tthe swords's possible dating, see entry for IX.327.