Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1571-1599

Object Number

IX.6

Provenance

Ex Rotunda 1927? (CHECK, standardize citation and insert Rotunda catalogue references).

Physical Description

Similar to IX.4. (THIS REQUIRES EXPANDING, at least to include differences and marks - see below). Flamboyant blade. The grip retains its original velvet cover and fringes.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 1920 mm (75.6 in), blade length: 1364 mm (53.7 in) Weight: 10 lb 15 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, on one face, stamped(?) and inlaid in copper: an orb and cross (CHECK).On blade, on one face, just beyond ricasso, stamped: KSTP and 'sickle' marks (CHECK).

Associations

Places Germany

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty and A. Borg, European Swords and Daggers in the Tower of London, London, 1974, p. 15, Pls 6c, 106 (blade mark).

F. Wilkinson, Those entrusted with arms..., London, Greenhill Books and Leeds, Royal Armouries, 2002, p. 45, fig. 4.2 (gen. view).

Notes

For similar swords and blades with the same KSTP mark - see entry for IX.4, under Notes.