Object Title

Sabre and scabbard

Sabre and scabbard

Date

1800-1820

Object Number

IX.1839

Physical Description

For the 23rd regiment of Foot (Royal Welsh Fusiliers). A gilt brass hilt consisting of: Stirrup shaped knuckle bow with oval hole near the pommel for fixing the sword knot. Rear quillon with a finial cast in the form of a curl, curved towards the blade, double langets cast with the prince of Wales feathers surrounded by the words ROYAL WELCH FUZILEERS all on a background of incised dots; back piece and cap pommel cast as lion’s mane and mask. Wooden grip covered with fish skin and bound with copper wire.
Curved, flat-sided single-edged blade with a pronounced shoulder 10 ¾ inches from the point where a false edges beings. Blade etched and gilt on either side with the Prince of Wales feathers and motto ICH DIEN, and the legend ROYAL WELCH FUZILEERS surrounded by a flaming grenade. Near the shoulder is etched and gilt on the inside of the blade MINDEN within a wreath, and on the outside of the blade a sphinx within a wreath.
Accompanied by a black leather scabbard with gilt copper locket, band and chape, lockets and band having loose rings. The upper edge of the chape, the lowers edge of the lockets and both the edges of the band are concave and have an over piercing immediately behind them surrounded by treble line engraving. There is a frog stud missing from locket.

Dimensions

OverallLength784mm
OverallLength910mm
OverallWeight0.77kg
BladeLength894mm
ScabbardWeight0.459kg

Inscriptions and Marks

Mark
ROYAL WELCH FUZILEERS
near langets
engraved
Markblade
engraved
Markblade
etched and gilt
Markshoulder
etched and gilt

Associations

Places Britain