Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1800-1830

Object Number

IX.1221

Physical Description

Cast brass hilt with back strap, knuckle bow and rear quillon, the latter ending in a bulbous finial. On the inside of the knuckle bow is a round stamped marked consisting of a D beneath a star. Grip cast in one with hilt. The buff piece survives. Plain, curved. Back-edged blade, stamped on the shoulder at the hilt on the outside PRADIER on the inside crowned S. Accompanied by a scabbard of black leather with plain brass locket and chape, the chape with a ball finial, the lockets with a ‘D’ loop on the outside.
The sword is unusual in not having the date and place of its manufacture engraved on the back of the blade. The grip has the 28 grooves of the Modele An XI as opposed to the 36 of the An IX and the 21 of post-1816 swords of this type.

Dimensions

BladeLength594mm
OverallLength742mm
OverallLength767mm
OverallWeight1.119kg
ScabbardWeight0.243kg

Inscriptions and Marks

Mark
PRADIER
shoulder at hilt
stamped
Markshoulder at hilt
stamped

Associations

Places France