|Object type||Edged weapon or club|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England|
|Date made||c 1912|
First World War, 1914-1918
British Pattern 1912 Cavalry Officer's Sword and Scabbard : Lieutenant J H Nott, 4 Light Horse Regiment, AIF
British Pattern 1912 Cavalry Officer's sword and scabbard. The hilt has a nickel plated steel bowl guard decorated on the outside with a scroll design and has a sword knot slot near the pommel. It is stamped 3 over 86. The fishskin grip is bound with german silver wire and there is a brown leather sword knot attached to the guard which is stamped 19 LH. The straight blade has a single fuller to each side to within eight inches of the spear point and is decorated with a floral design and the GVR cypher. The back edge is etched LONDON MADE and the ricasso has the makers name of HENRY WILKINSON PALL MALL LONDON. The brown pigskin leather scabbard, marked 86 near the nickel plated throat, has a collar and strap to attach it to the Sam Browne belt frog.
This sword was carried by Major J. Nott MC., 4th Light Horse Regiment. A.I.F.