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Pattern 1864 Practice Gymnasia sword

This pattern was the first of the series produced for use in the gymnasium and is akin to the traditional fencing sabre; although infantry officers practised fencing it was mainly seen as essential training for cavalry; the pattern was declared obsolete in 1892.

The blade is curved with a rounded point and could be replaced by unscrewing the pommel. It is engraved 'Royal Military Exhibition, 1890', were it was exhibited.

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NAM. 1982-12-45-1


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National Army Museum, Study Collection

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