Sword and scabbard

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The sword is typical of cavalry swords used during the Waikato Campaigns. A type of British Military Cavalary Sword, 1853 pattern.
The sword blade is made of steel and the handgrip is black leather and iron. It has a slightly curved blade and half basket hilt (British Military).

The scabbard material is iron and it has two suspension rings.
A scabbard is a sheath for holding a sword, knife, or other large blade. Scabbards have been made of many materials over the millennia, including leather, wood, and metals such as brass or steel.
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Sword: material blade - steel handgrip - black leather and iron.
Scabbard: material: iron
Sword length: 1045mm
Scabbard length: 917mm
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Waikato Historical Society Collection
Courtesy of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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