Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1796-1821

Object Number

IX.1850

Provenance

Old Tower collection, probably Tower arsenal. First registered when on loan to the Department of the Environment (later English Heritage) at Pendennis Castle (Loan L145) in about 1979.

Physical Description

Variations, losses, damage, etc: ribbed leather-covered wooden grip (leather worn); leather 'buff-piece' present; a few minor edge nicks to blade, one deeper one 375 mm from tip.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: approx. 135 mm (36.5 in), width of hilt (in plane of blade): approx. 135 mm (5 3/4 in), blade length: 794 mm (31.25 in) Weight: 963.9 gm (2 lb 2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, on outside, near hilt, stamped: crown over 4.On blade, on back, near hilt, stamped: ...OOLLEY (Woolley) with the very faint remains of another word below, possibly with O or P in the centre.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

For this pattern generally and for other examples in the Royal Armouries, see entry for IX.245, under Notes.