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Infantry Field Officer's Dress Sword

Period:
19th Century
Description:

This 1822 pattern sword is specifically designed so that it can be worn neatly with a dress uniform.  It has a hinged section on the guard which folds down so that the sword hangs flat against the officer's coat when worn.

This type of sword was used during the Crimean, Zulu and Boer wars and also saw service with British officers in the uprisings in India and New Zealand.  It was also adopted by the Confederate officers during the American Civil War and was carried by Mexican commanders at the seige of the Alamo.

Place of Production:
England
Materials/Media:
steel, brass, immitation shark skin, wire
Dimensions:
blade 840mm, hilt 13mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EAAM079a, b, c
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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