Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1858

Object Number

IX.339

Physical Description

Hilt has had inner guard removed and space filled with a flush-fitting solid plate; scabbard has large, non-standard mouth and suspension bands have been removed.

Associations

Places Britain

Bibliographic References

J. Morgan, 'The 1853 cavalry trooper's sword', Classic Arms and Militaria, VII, no. 5, Sept./Oct. 2000, pp. 27-9, figs 7, 8 (sketch of hilt showing plate in place of inner bar) - variant hilt and scabbard described.

P J Lankester, ''Land Transort Corps swords' in the Royal Armouries: and interim summary', Royal Armouries Yearbook, 6, 2001, pp. 55-71, at pp. 68-9, n. 1