The Rifles

1822 The Rifles Officers Sword and Scabbard

1822 The Rifles Officers Sword and Scabbard

The Rifle’s Sword, which founded the pattern later assumed by all guards’ regiments has a straight high carbon, hardened and tempered steel blade etched with the regimental crest.

The nickel-plated steel guard of the Rifle Regiment Sword is pierced and etched with a scroll pattern that includes the regiment’s own cypher in place of the Royal cypher. Similarly, Guards Hilts display their own regimental cypher on the hilt.

The grip is finished in black fish-skin and bound with silver-plated copper wire. The sword is available with a leather Sam Browne scabbard for service wear or a nickel-plated steel scabbard for full dress occasions.

Crown Swords is the only UK company to provide every pattern of sword and scabbard currently in use by the British and Commonwealth Armed Forces. All of our materials, including our steel, is sourced from UK registered suppliers. Renowned as one of the finest in the world, our steel is produced in a Ministry of Defence audited and approved plant by ISO 9001 accredited WSC UK.

All swords adhere strictly to current MOD regulation and are commissioned to be carried on parade by officers of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and Commonwealth.

Each stage of production is overseen by the Former General Manager of Wilkinson Sword, Mr. Malcolm Ordever.

Mr. Malcolm Ordever
Former General Manager of Wilkinson Sword
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Sword Specification

High carbon, hardened and tempered steel acid etched to the 1822 pattern
Length of Blade shoulder to point
825mm ± 5mm
Width of blade at shoulder
25mm ± 0.75mm
Thickness of blade at shoulder
6.8mm ± 0.1mm
Overall length of sword
978mm ± 5mm
Weight of sword
850g ± 60g
Nickel-plated mild steel casting
Pommel nut
Nickel-plated mild steel casting
Nickel-plated mild steel casting 1.6swg polished
Nickel-plated mild steel polished
Wooden core covered in blacked fish skin woven with silver-plated copper
Sam Browne Scabbard
Natural obeche wood covered with brown pigskin and nickel-plated brass casted mouthpiece
Nickel Scabbard
Nickel-plated mild steel 1mm cast scabbard
Commissioned Officers of the Rifles Regiments