The Rifles

The Royal Gurkha Rifles Officers Sword and Scabbard

The Royal Gurkha Rifles Officers Sword and Scabbard

After adopting the 1822 pattern Infantry sword some modifications were made in 1827 for The Rifles. The layout remained the same, however the hilt was crafted in steel instead of gilt brass. The Royal Cypher was also replaced by bugle-horn suspended with a string.

The sword of the regiment of Gurkha Rifles in the pre-1947 Indian Army bore a steel hilt with a cartouche depicting the stringed bugle-horn surrounded by a plain oval. However, the sword of 5th Gurkha Rifles who copied the British Army Rifle Brigade had a wreathed oval surround to the cartouche of the sword hilt.

Presently Gurkha officers carry the former Rifle pattern sword having a cartouche surrounded by a plain oval.

The Gurkha Rifles Officer’s Sword can be carried in a brown leather scabbard with a 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/TSE UK.

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

Crown Swords offers a 0% payment option when purchasing any officers sword, scabbard and parade package. Enquire today to discuss your tailored plan with one of our experienced consultants.

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 brass polished
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
Nickel Scabbard
Nickel-plated mild steel 1mm cast scabbard
Commissioned Officers of the Royal Gurkha Rifles