|Collection||Weapons & Accessories|
|Credit line||Gift of Miss Muriel Bailey|
|Year Range from||1840|
|Year Range to||1860|
|Makers mark||The base of the blade is stamped with "S" "B," each under a crown; "E.I" inside an oval cartouche with three stars above on the reverse.|
Model 1840 Foot Officer's sword with a steel blade, the upper 20" of which is engraved on both sides with martial and floral motifs. The base of the blade is stamped with "S" "B," each under a crown. The hilt is brass with a cast relief image of an eagle with spread wings on one side of the guard. The reverse side is stamped with "E.I" inside an oval cartouche with three stars above. The brass knuckle guard has a central relief image of a flower flanked by foliage. The brass pommel is button-shaped with an extended nipple at the end. The hilt still has its acorn motif sword knot attached and the grip is brass wire wrapped.
The scabbard appears to be silver-plated (has a dark, tarnished patina). It has three brass rings that are attached to brass fittings that are cast with floral motifs on both sides. The drag is also brass with cast relief floral decorations on both sides.
|Dimensions||W-0.75 L-37 inches|
|Dimension Details||Overall length of sword; width of blade; scabbard is 32 1/4" long x 1" wide.|
|Owned||Thomas C.J. Bailey|
Arms & armament
Daggers & swords
|Place of Origin||Possibly France|