Officer's Sabretache 1837-40


At first glance this would appear to be another William IV sabretache but the cypher is a reverse VR instead of WR. Apart from that, the design is the same except that the crown at the top is less pointed but still more Hanoverian than Victorian. The sabretache is of blue cloth with gold lace and embroidery. The crowns are in colours similar to the 1830 version. The uniforms had still not changed at this stage; it was not until 1840 that the scarlet coatee was changed, once more, to the blue coatee. It was in that year that the sabretache took on a more Victorian look.


Regimental Details | Sabretaches



Armed Forces | Art and Culture | Articles | Biographies | Colonies | Discussion | Glossary | Home | Library | Links | Map Room | Sources and Media | Science and Technology | Search | Student Zone | Timelines | TV & Film | Wargames


by Stephen Luscombe