Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard



Object Number



Unknown (no information in Typed Inventory).

Physical Description

Steel half-basket hilt, rear quillon curved towards the blade with scroll terminal. Flat truncated oval cone-shaped pommel with low, flattened domed tang button, with two holes near the perimeter. The guard is cut out to leave a pattern of wide bands, with a cartouche of the arms of Prussia; black composition grip with a projection to catch the index finger. The knuckle-guard has sword-knot slot near the pommel.
Straight, pipe-backed blade with spear point, the 'pipe' moving gradually towards the centre of the blade for the last third. The leather buff piece survives.
The scabbard is of steel with a single band supporting a fixed suspension ring and a suspension staple on the inside, a separate mouthpiece secured by two screws and an asymmetrical shoe.


BladeLength32.25 in.
BladeLength820 mm
ScabbardLength33.1 in.
ScabbardLength840 mm
ScabbardWeight482 g
ScabbardWeight1.1 lb
SwordLength38.25 in.
SwordLength970 mm
SwordWeight935 g
SwordWeight2.1 lb


Places Germany


For general information on this pattern and for other examples in the Royal Armouries, see entry for IX.1320, under Notes.
Initially the scabbard of the M89 had two fixed suspension rings, changed to one in 1895.