British Pattern 1897 Infantry Officer's Sword and Scabbard

Accession Number REL/16927
Collection type Technology
Object type Edged weapon or club
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1911

British Pattern 1897 Infantry Officer Sword. The hilt has a nickel plated three quarter 'scroll' pattern pierced sheet steel guard with the ERVII royal cypher and a wire bound fishskin grip. The straight blade is etched half way on both sides with a foliage design having the royal coat of arms on the centre right and the royal cypher of Edward VII on the centre left. There is a single fuller on each side for half of the length. The ricasso is etched with the interlocking triangle symbol on the right and A BOWLEY & Co Melbourne on the left. The light brown leather covered wooden scabbard has a nickel plated metal chape and locket. A buff leather washer as attached to the blade where it meets the hilt.

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