Scabbard: British Pattern 1831 Lord Lieutenant's Mameluke Dress Sword, Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson, Governor General of Australia

Accession Number REL/01108.006.001
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Edged weapon or club accessory
Physical description Steel, Ivory & Gilt
Location Main Bld: First World War Gallery: Australia Goes To War: Australia 1914/International Situation
Maker Anderson & Son, London
Place made United Kingdom
Date made Unknown
Conflict Period 1910-1919
Period 1920-1929

Scabbard for British Pattern 1831 Lord Lieutenant's Dress Sword. The scabbard is black leather with two loose brass hanger rings of which the top one is attached to the locket. The scabbard chape is missing.

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History / Summary

This British Pattern 1831 Lord Lieutenant’s Mameluke Dress Sword was a part of the formal dress of Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson, Australia’s Governor General from 18 May 1914 to 6 October 1920. He became Viscount Novar on his return to Great Britain in 1920 and was appointed a knight of the Thistle in 1926.

This type of sword is virtually identical to the military General Officer Pattern but has the rose, shamrock and thistle instead of the crossed baton and sword on the cross guard.