An exact replica in miniature, this sword is in fact a perfect copy of the sword which is currently worn by Officers of the Infantry and other Corps, including the Royal Marines and the Senior Warrant Officers. This design has an ancient past which can be traced back to 1895 when the change in the technique of sword-fighting demanded a thrusting blade instead of the cut and thrust blade of the previous Victorian Officer's swords. In 1897, the pattern of this miniature was altered a bit.
The inside of the guard was turned down to prevent chafing the uniform coat. The guard bears the crest of the reigning monarch and also includes various scroll designs.
The popularity of this design is spread far and wide. This sword is carried by Officers of Commonwealth countries and also by independent countries who were previously under the British rule.