Infantry

1897 Infantry Officers Sword and Scabbard

1897 Infantry Officers Sword and Scabbard

Last revised in 1897 the straight high carbon steel blade is finely etched with the regimental crest. Its three-quarter basket-hilt is defined by the black ray-skin bound grip and silver-plated with copper wire.

The Infantry Officer’s Sword can be carried in a Sam Browne leather scabbard with plated steel mouthpiece for service wear or in 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

Blade
High carbon, hardened and tempered steel acid etched to the 1897 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
907g ± 60g
Pommel
Nickel-plated mild steel casting
Pommel nut
Nickel-plated brass
Guard
Nickel-plated mild steel stamping 1.6mm polished
Ferrule
Nickel- plated mild steel polished
Grip
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
User
Commissioned Officers of the British Army
NSN
8465-99-973-6877