Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, W1739
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.
scabbard weight: 13oz.
Notes: 1845 pattern continued until 1854
- 0 - Whole length : 990mm
- .1 - sword length : 825mm
- .2 - scabbard length : 830mm
10 November 2010
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