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sword and scabbard

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  • Other titles
    • British Pattern 1822/1845 Infantry Officers sword
    • levee sword
  • Description
    Infantry Officer's Sword, Pattern 1822 hilt with 1845 Wilkinson Blade; sharkskin grips;
    Pattern 1822 hilt; Pattern 1845 blade; marked with VR Cipher; hilt mounts: gilt on bronze; grip: shark skin
    maker: Phillips, 20 Strand, London, England
  • Place
  • Other Number
    W1739, AN, 1964.34
  • Accession number
  • Accession date
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  • Item count
  • Record richness
scabbard W1739
scabbard W1739


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, W1739
  • Notes
    British Pattern 1822/1845 Infantry Officers Levee sword and scabbard

    Notes: scabbard worn at end (indicates use and being dragged on ground)

    ref. Robson: fig. 124, pp 116-117 (pattern 1822); and fig. 128, page 119 (Pattern 1845)
    blade length and width: 32 1/2in. x 1 1/8in.
    blade type: pattern 1845 (Wilkinson blade) : wide deep fuller extending from within 1 1/2in. of shoulder to within 10in. of spear point; tang carried up through pommel to end in a tang button.
    guard: gilt brass, with sword knot slit near pommel
    hilt mounts: gilt brass with lions head pommel [?]
    grip: wood covered in fishskin and bound with brass wire.
    scabbard: black leather, gilt chape, band and locket with large shoe; loose ring and frog stud on locket; loose ring on band.
    sword weight:
    scabbard weight: 13oz.
    Notes: 1845 pattern continued until 1854
  • Place
  • Production
  • Signature/marks
    VR Cipher
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole length : 990mm
    • .1 - sword length : 825mm
    • .2 - scabbard length : 830mm
  • Classification
  • Record created
    10 November 2010

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