This smallsword with its scabbard was presented in 1798–99 to Sir Henry Johnson (British Major General 1798 to 1803; born 1748, died 1835) to commemorate a battle that he won at Ross, Ireland, over Irish insurgents on June 5, 1798.
The sword has a fig-shaped lobated pommel decorated with crudely cut acanthus leaves - shaped in the form of a collar. The grip is bound with twisted steel wire, welding in its middle. The quillons of flat ribbon section are horizontally received and widening at the tips where they are rolled over vertically and decorated with acanthus to match the pommel.
The sword has a single outside ring guard of same section, with diamond shaped leaf-style decoration at midpoint. The plain branches of diamond section come from the outside end of each branch, a flat up-curving counter guard of the same form as the quillon-ends. Back-guard is made of two bars, while the blade of flat oval section is trebly furrowed for its entire length; the maker’s mark can be found on ricasso.