Object Title

Sword and scabbard - Pattern 1853 Cavalry Trooper's sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard - Pattern 1853 Cavalry Trooper's sword and scabbard

Date

mid-19th century

Object Number

IX.2861

Physical Description

The three-bar hilt comprises a knuckle-guard which continues into a rear quillon with disc terminal inclined towards the blade; and two loop-guards, outside the hand, join the knuckle-guard to the cross, at points just behind and forward of the grip. Inside the hand is a single loop-guard, at a right angle to the plane of the blade. The grip is formed to two thick leather scales, attached to the full-width (Reeve's patent) tang by five rivets.

The minimally curved single-edged blade has a spear point, a long false edge and fuller which rises near the hilt and extends for about five sevenths of its length.

The steel scabbard has a mouthpiece secured by two screws, and asymmetrical shoe, and two raised bands each supporting a loose suspension ring.

Techniques

Forged

Materials

Dimensions

SwordWeight1.1 kg
SwordWeight2.4 lb
Swordlength42.1 in
Swordlength1070 mm
BladeWidth1.4 in
BladeWidth35 mm
Bladelength35.7 in
Bladelength908 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Numbering
'416' and '6' or '9'
scabbard
stamped
Numbering
'417' with a '9' stamped over the 7
blade spine/back
stamped
Numbering
'6' or '9'
inside hilt
stamped
Makers mark
Crested helmet of Kirschbaum of Solingen
outside face of blade, near hilt
stamped
View mark
Crown over 'B' or 'E' over '14' or 34'
grip
stamped

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