Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

IX.1152

Physical Description

'Sciabola da Cavalleria Mod.1860 e da Carabinieri Reali a Cavallo'

Inscriptions and Marks

Blade stamped 'F.Leckmann' at the forte

Associations

Places Italy
Germany

Notes

This sword is one of a group of similar swords IX.1151-3,and IX.7700-7704, which were originally suggested to be Scandanavian in origin. However the rest of the group have subsequently been identified as Italian. This sword differs from the others in that it has a full backstrap and there is no slot in the guard according to IBE. See 'Armamento Individuale dell'esercito Piemontese e Italiano 1814-1914' A.Bartocciand L.Salvatici,1978 pl.42, fig.1.