He was also starting to be called "Lucky " by his colleagues, following his escape from the battle of Isandlwana. His luck continued, when on July 10th, large amounts of weapons were starting to be surrendered by Zulus, as tokens of their submission. On this day, two Martini-Henry rifles of the 2/24th, and one belonging to the 1/24th were handed in. These were weapons captured at Isandlwana, and with them was also an infantry sword without its scabbard. On the blade was the inscription Essex . It was Edward’s sword which he had not bothered to put on at the start of the Isandlwana battle, and had been looted as a trophy when the Zulus ransacked the camp. With the number of things which had been taken from the tents, it was incredible that this sword should have been returned so soon, when so many other articles were never recovered.