The design and pattern of the existing Brigade of Guards Sword was commended in 1854. The Welsh Guards' Sword is also commonly referred to as the Brigade of Guards Sword. It is a lesser known fact is that this particular sword was in fact a steel version of the 1845 Infantry pattern sword excluding the hinged flap but with the individual Guard's regimental badge in the cartouche. It was not until the Dress Regulations of 1857 that the blades of Guards' swords were ordained to be embellished with their regimental badge and battle honours, a distinct characteristic which has remained to this day.
Even till this very day, Brigade of Guards Sword is carried in an exquisite nickel plated steel scabbard with shoe, mouthpiece and two suspension bands and rings.
The sword is also offered with a 'leather Sam Browne' scabbard which is highly recommended for service wear.
- Blade length: 825 mm
- Blade width at hilt: 25 mm
NATO STOCK NO:
Welsh Guards' Sword : 8465-99-973-6885
Nickel-Plated Scabbard : 8465-99-973-6853
Black Leather Scabbard : 8465-99-127-9993