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Fredericton Region Museum (FRM), Part V, Swords (2)

Fredericton Region Museum Swords

Musée de la région de Fredericton Épées

Data current to 23 July 2020.

The Fredericton Region Museum (FRM) has a good number of interesting artifacts, including an excellent collection of swords from various eras in our history.  These are a few examples.  (Author Photos)

Sword (1969.2410.1).  Infantry Officer, P1822 Bronze and sharkskin grip. (narrow pipe-backed blade).  A - Sword; B - Metal scabbard with two metal rings. (33)

Sword (1969.2411.1). British Infantry Officer's sword pattern 1822 with "Wilkinson type" blade introduced in 1845.  Sword retailed by Charles Webb who traded under this name and address between 1837 and 1857.  This sword dates to sometime between 1845 and 1857.  A - Sword with brass hilt and butt.  Sharkskin handle.  Crown on guard.  Blade has two etched crowns and etched floral patterns. Hilt has crown and floral crest. B - metal scabbard with two rings.  Blade:  "C. Webb 23 Old Bond St, London"; Damascus Star on the other side at proved point.  The sharkskin making up the grip is specifically Dogfish, the floral pattern are the Flowers of the Union, the Damascus Star is actually just two interlocking triangles denoting a form of strength.  This type of sword is also known as a 'gothic' hilt pattern due to the arches apparently mimicking gothic architecture.

Sword (1969.2412.1).  Katana, A - Samurai sword.  Steel blade, wooden handle covered with rough, beige, sharkskin (grey diamond shapes).  Circular hand guard composed at least partially of iron with inlaid pattern of floral and other designs.  Bottom of hilt has dragon designs. B - Wooden scabbard.  Wrapped in black and white sharkskin.  Black tip and black knob with hole meant to hold a cord. (14)

Sword (1969.2414.1).  Light Cavalry or Artillery Sword with three bar hilt, with non-fullered pipe-backed blade.  Slightly curved, single-edged blade.  Wooden handle covered with black leather and wrapped in gold-coloured wire. Round finger guard.  Klinginthal, 1801, Couloux. (1)

Sword (1969.2415.1).  Light Cavalry Trooper’s P1796 sabre with curved blade. Iron hilt and handle with wooden grip. Raised arabesque design. (6)

Sword (1969.2416.1).  Light Cavalry or Infantry Flank Company. A - sword - sharp curved bade.  This sword's hilt has a brown handle with gold curved metal and a square-like finger-guard.  Diamond design on blade (3) B - sharply curved sheath; metal.  2 rings. (22)

Sword (1969.2417.1).  Two-edged short Sword. Indentations running length of blade (two short ones by the hilt, one long one running most the blade's length. The indentations occur on both sides of the blade. Hilt has perched eagle on both sides of the butt. Handle has silver coloured studs on both sides. Handle is gold, scales engraving. Guard is flat on both sides ending circles. Eagle motif on grip. (31)

Sword (1969.2418.1).  Two-edged short sword. Indentations running length of blade (two short ones by the hilt, one long one running the majority of the blade's length. The indentations occur on both sides of the blade. Hilt has perched eagle on both sides of the butt. Handle has silver coloured studs on both sides. Handle is gold, scales engraving. Guard is flat on both sides ending circles. Eagle motif on grip.  (11)

 

Sword (1969.2419.1).  A - Short saber with broad blade. Brass hilt, guard and butt and black wooden handle. B - Black leather scabbard with brass tip and mouth.  “BATE” on back of blade, and ‘crown over 2’ proof mark on the ricasso.  (12)

Sword (1969.2420.1) [Artifact.  Short sabre. Hilt is bronze coloured with a wooden grip. One-sided guard (back side loops). Square-like finger guard. Single-edged blade. Sharpened towards point of blade (someone sharpened the metal, as the blade is partially double-edged.

 

Sword (1969.2421.1).  Naval sword and scabbard. Straight, steel blade. Wooden carved handle with black leather strips. Steel hilt and butt. There are five holes in guard. Metal scabbard with two rings for strap. "Osborn and Gunry" etched on balde.  "Wooley, Deakin, Dutton, Johnson" etched on scabbard. (17)

 

Sword (1969.2422.1).  Bronze handle and hilt.  Rectangular vent on left side of handle reveals hollowness.  Heavily corroded.

Sword (1969.2423.1).  Carved birch handle, hand forged blade. Sides parallel except rounded at tip. Sword almost looks like a machete.  Once the property of Bishop Dollard’s brother. (20)

Sword (1969.2424.1), Epee, fencing. (26)

Sword (1969.2425.1), Epee, fencing. (25)

Sword (1969.2426.1), Epee, fencing. (27)

Sword (1969.2427.1), Epee, fencing, missing handle grip. (24)

Sword (1969.2428.1).  Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword and scabbard. A - single-edged, broad blade. Wooden handle covered with black leather. Metal hilt with metal finger guard. 360-degree hand guard. Five holes in hilt- possibly decoration or possibly to secure something. B - straight, metal scabbard. Two rings. (22)

 

Sword (1969.2479.3).  Royal Artillery dress Sword with scabbard. A - Sword, semi-basket guard and gold tassel. Grip is imitation snakeskin with wire winding. Blade is elaborately etched. Scabbard is plain nickel plate. (28)

Sword (1969.2526.1).  Steel blade with etched floral design and crown. Metal hilt bound with sharkskin and wire. Light Cavalry Officer’s P1821. (2)

Sword (1969.2529.1).  Sword has steel blade, circular notched wooden hilt, and heart shaped guard.  “NB # 405” on scabbard.  Etched on blade “Ameria”.  (Unlocated)

Sword (1969.2530.1).  Sword with broad blade. Metal hilt. Handle painted black. Has circular Spanish style hilt of oval hilt guard with floral attachment, broad, circular, 90-degree, shield-like finger guard.  "A & E. Holler Solingen" on blade. "NB # 405" on scabbard. (28)

Sword (1969.2956.1). Infantry Officer’s P1796.  Brass cross guard and hilt, wire handle, steel blade etched with floral design. Hilt on one side swings on hinge. GR (King George III) cipher.  (23)