|Place||Middle East: Syria|
|Object type||Edged weapon or club|
Second World War, 1939-1945
French Pattern 1822 Heavy Cavalry Sword and Scabbard
French Pattern 1822 Heavy Cavalry Sword and Scabbard. The hilt has a brass triple bar guard, numbered 1023 and the grip is brass wire bound over leather. A broad brown leather sword knot is attached to the guard. The curved blade is engraved on the back edge in italic script Mce d'Armes de Chatllt_Fevrier 1878 = Cavllre Cre Mle 1822. It has a a single edge with a single fuller on each side to 16 mm of the double edge point and has a thin fuller to each side for 54 mm in the centre near the back edge. A brown leather washer is attached to the blade where it meets the guard. The polished steel scabbard has a single loose ring 80 mm from the throat, numbered 1023 and a drag shoe at the chape. The scabbard is contained in a canvas and leather cover with four eyelets at the mouth to secure it above the hanger strap.
This sword was collected by the Military History Section in Syria during the Second World War.