Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1835

Object Number

IX.449

Provenance

From the Spanish Museum of Artillery; presented by the Spanish Government (by exchange) in 1842 (see Notes).

Associations

Places Spain

Bibliographic References

C ffoulkes, Inventory and survey of the armouries of the Tower of London, London, HMSO, 1916, vol. II, p. 302.

William Reid, 'Some International Arms Exchanges, 1835-1846', Royal Armouries Yearbook, 5, 2000, pp. 148-58, at pp. 151, fig. 3 (one from right - overall view), 157 (Appendix 5).

Notes

For the arms received from Spain in 1842 and the exchange generally, see Reid 2000, pp. 150-53, 156-7 (Appendix 5) and entry for IX.444, under Notes. This sword is identified by Reid as that described in the list of objects sent by Spain as: 'Sabre, complete, for Cavalry Officers 1835'.
ffoulkes syas this sword is similar to IX.276 but he must have had the number wrong since IX.256-314 are all of Royal Armouries cavalry type J (possibly for the Household Cavalry) for which ffoulkes gives only one group entry, and there seems no reason to single IX.276 out individually (PJL, 13/09/02).