|Object type||Edged weapon or club|
|Place made||United Kingdom|
|Date made||c 1911|
First World War, 1914-1918
Army organisation period 1903-1912
British Pattern 1897 Infantry Officer's Sword and Scabbard
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.