The Guards

Welsh Guards Officers Sword and Scabbard

Welsh Guards Officers Sword and Scabbard

The design and pattern of the existing Welsh Guard Sword was commissioned in 1854. It is a lesser known fact that this sword was the steel version of the 1845 Infantry pattern sword, excluding the hinged flap and the addition of the Scots Guards’ regimental cartouche.

It was not until the Dress Regulations of 1857 that the blades of Guards’ swords were decorated with their regimental badge and battle honours, a distinct characteristic which has remained to this day.

The 1854 pattern Welsh Guards sword is carried in a nickel-plated steel scabbard with a shoe, mouthpiece and two suspension bands and rings. A brown leather scabbard is also available for service wear.

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 are current MOD regulation and 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 1857 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 2.0mm 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 Welsh Guards