Object Title

Sword and scabbard (kaskara)

Sword and scabbard (kaskara)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIS.63

Provenance

Presented 1947.

Physical Description

The blade is straight, double edged with chamfered cutting edges. On one side is engraved a small lion like animal, on the other side is an orb and cross. The cross is of darkened iron, the quillons of diamond section swelling towards the ends. The grip is of wood with a cylindrical pommel and covered with crocodile skin. The scabbard is of cardboard, swelling towards the base, and covered in the lower part with lizard skin. There are two raised mouldings that hold iron rings for suspension.

Dimensions

Dimensions: length: overall 105 cm (41.3 in), Blade length: 92 cm (36.2 in), Weight: 1255 g (2 lb 12.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Notes

Packing dims: the length of sword is 41', width 6 1/4', depth 1 1/2'. Scabbard length 37 3/8' width 3 1/4' depth 1 1/8'.