Sword Sling - Officer's, Victorian Garrison Artillery, 1892-1901 Object Reg. No: HT 21379 8

Sword sling, which was worn by Robert McKeeman Oakley, an officer in the Victorian Artillery Garrison, from 1892-1901, and in the Australian Garrison Artillery from 1901. There are no identifying marks.

The sword sling was attached to the Sword Belt; a sword was attached to the bottom of the slings.
The leather sword sling is covered with gold ribbon. It has a rectangular, gilded buckle featuring two lion's head which can be moved up and down the sling to create a loop. The top end of the sling has a hook which attaches to the Sword Belt.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Darrell Oakley, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 28 mm (Width), 320 mm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: uniforms, military history, militaria australian, colonial military forces
Themes this item is part of: Victorian Artillery (AKA Royal Victorian Volunteer Artillery Regiment or Permanent Artillery Corps), Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: uniforms
User: Major Robert Oakley - Victorian Artillery Garrison, Australia, 1892-1901

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