French Pattern 1882 Infantry Officer's Sword and Scabbard

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

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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