British Pattern 1892 Medical Officer's Sword and Scabbard

Accession Number REL/19292
Collection type Technology
Object type Edged weapon or club
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1912
Conflict Period 1920-1929
Army organisation period 1912-1918 (not WWI)

British Pattern 1892 Medical Officer's sword and scabbard. The hilt has a brass half basket 'gothic' style guard having a GVR cartouche badge and checkered back strap with a wire bound fishskin grip. The straight blade has a single fuller to each side to within eighteen inches of the spear point. It is etched with a foliage design for half the length on both sides with a crown over the badge of the Army Medical Corps on the centre right and the royal GVR cypher on the left. The ricasso has a brass disc stamped APPROVED on the right side within the interlocking triangle symbol. The scabbard is nickel plated sheet steel with two loose rings located at three inches and eleven inches respectively from the throat.

History / Summary

This sword is unusual in that the 1892 pattern guard was obsolete by the time King George V came to the throne.