Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1803-1820

Object Number

IX.1837

Physical Description

For an officer of the 52nd regiment. A steel stirrup hilt with a small, up-turned rear quillon and peaked langets covering the shoulders of the blade. Back strap and ribbed cap pommel. Stirrup guard pierced with an oval to secure the swords knot. Grip of wood covered with fish skin has two silver quatre foil rivet cups on each side, and between them on each side a stringed light infantry bugle, cast in silver.
Curved single-edged blade with a false edge for 9 ½ inches from the point. No fuller. Etched gilt in angular cartouches on either face and on the inside a crowned light infantry bugle above a wreathed 52 and on the outside the royal arms. The shoulders are decorated with a particularly form of ‘s’ scroll found on other 52nd regiment swords of this type.

Dimensions

BladeLength794mm
OverallLength889mm
OverallWeight1.495kg

Inscriptions and Marks

Mark
cronwed light infantry bugle, wreathed 52 and royal arms
blade
etched in gilt

Associations

Places Britain