Blacklock, who was active and lived in the United Kingdom, is known for portrait, animal, and equestrian painting. In her Self-Portrait, she holds some of the tools of her trade, brushes and a palette.
The desire of committee members Colonel Napier and Captain Hutton to keep a cut and thrust sword saw wider trials in 1905. This sword is based on the Pattern 1899 with the addition of a thumb opening to control the blade via the back edge. Unsurprisingly it was found totally impractical in trials.