Irish Guards Sword with Scabbard
???Have you ever met Micks me lads, when wandering round the town,
They are the crowd of Irishmen, whose fame is renown.??
These lines are testimonial of Irish Guards?? regimental history. There has been a transition in their weapons with the changing time. The current Brigade of Guards pattern of sword was approved in 1854. It was a steel version of the 1845 Infantry pattern sword. The blades of the swords are etched with regimental badge and battle honours bestowed on the individual guard during his military reign.
The sword is carried today in a nickel plated steel scabbard with shoe, mouthpiece with two suspension bands and rings. The sword is also available in leather finished Sam Browne scabbard for service wear.