Object Title

Double swords (shuangdao)

Double swords (shuangdao)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVID.35

Provenance

Purchased Christies, 9 April 1863. From the Codrington collection, 1863.

Physical Description

The blades are slightly curved and single edged. The hilts have semi-circular brass guards, and brass caps. The swords are made to fit into a single scabbard.

Dimensions

BladeLength33cm
OverallLength43.3cm

Associations

Places China

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, addendum to the Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1865, no. Ad.367, p. 12.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv.631, p. 4.