French Pattern 1882 Infantry Officer's Sword and Scabbard

Accession Number RELAWM13728
Collection type Technology
Object type Edged weapon or club
Place made France
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

French Pattern 1882 Infantry Officer's sword and scabbard. The hilt has an elaborately engraved three bar half basket guard and back strap with a floral and dragon design. The grip is black bone bound with silver wire. A black leather sword knot is attached to the guard. The straight double edged blade has a single fulller on each side for nearly the full length. The ricasso is etched with a floral design on both sides and the right side has a banner with H.FAURE LE PAGE 8 RUE RICHELIEU.PARIS. The nickel plated steel scabbard has a single loose ring on a band 85 mm from the throat. There is a light brown leather cover over the scabbard which is missing the end cap and has two press studs around the locket.

History / Summary

Part of the Luks collection and was displayed with figure 61 in the old uniform gallery.

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