Sharpe's Sword is the eighth episode of the Carlton UK series Sharpe, starring Sean Bean as Captain Richard Sharpe, the officer of a small Rifles detachment during the Napoleonic Wars. Sharpe and his men pursue Captain Leroux (Patrick Fierry), a French spy who takes refuge in a heavily defended fort after killing Sharpe's commanding officer.
The following weapons were used in the television series Sharpe's Sword:
The most prominently used weapon is the Baker Flintlock Rifle, issued to special units of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars. Richard Sharpe (Sean Bean) and his "Chosen Men" – Sgt. Patrick Harper (Daragh O'Malley), Riflemen Cooper (Michael Mears), Harris (Jason Salkey), Hagman (John Tams) and Perkins (Lyndon Davies) all carry Bakers.
Brown Bess Flintlock Musket
The standard long arm issued to "redcoat" British soldiers is the Brown Bess Flintlock Musket. In some scenes, French forces also use the weapon.
Some of the muskets in this episode are actually dressed up Mosin Nagant rifles. The Mosins were likely quite easy to source due to filming in Ukraine, and were modified lightly to blend in with the other muskets.
New Land Pattern Flintlock Pistol
Lass (Emily Mortimer) uses a New Land Pattern Flintlock Pistol, plucked from the belt of Sir Henry Simmerson (Michael Cochrane). Captain Jack Spears (James Purefoy) also carries one in his doomed, one-man assault on the fort.