|Object type||Edged weapon or club|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England|
First World War, 1914-1918
Army organisation period 1903-1912
British Pattern 1822 Artillery Officer's Sword and Scabbard : Field Marshal Lord Birdwood
Pattern 1822 Artillery Officer's sword and scabbard. The hilt has a a nickel plated three bar guard and backstrap. The fishskin grip is bound with silver wire and there is a brown leather sword knot attached to the guard near the pommel. The blade has a single fuller to each side of the blade and is etched for three quarters on the right side with a floral design, the royal VR cypher and the coat of arms of Lord Birdwood having five birds on a plain background. The left side has the royal VR cypher, the monogram WRB over 1885, the Prince of Wales feathers over By Royal Appointment near the ricasso which has the manufacturer's name HENRY WILKINSON PALL MALL LONDON. The back edge is numbered 26534. The brown leather scabbard has a nickel plated chape and locket with a loose leather band and attachent strap for the Sam Browne frog stud near the throat.
This sword was owned by Field Marshal Lord Birdwood.