whole description : CONTROL
pommel form : oviform steel cap, enclosing tang end
grip form : long, rounded, two-piece black chequered leather secured to tang by three large rivets with washers
guard form : solid sheet-steel bowl guard, having a maximum width of 130 mm [5.118 ins], with sword knot slit near pommel and tapered oval, pear-shaped, reinforcing piece on outside, at base of blade. Edges of the guard are beaded to prevent chafing
blade form : slightly curved, flat back, double-edged for the last 200 mm [7.874 ins], spear point. Wide single fuller on each side, starts approximately 27 mm from guard and extends to within 190 mm [7.480 ins] of tip on left flat and to within 200 mm [7.874 ins] of tip on right flat. Robson states that existing stocks of the old Pattern 1890 swords were converted to the new Pattern 1899 and may be distinguished from the new weapons by the fuller finishing "approximately 8 inches from the point instead of 7 inches, as in the new swords"