Object Title

Machete

Machete

Date

c.1870

Object Number

XXVIS.117

Provenance

Purchased from Leeds Corporation, 1968. From the Renken collection.

Physical Description

The blade is single edged with a long ricasso, with a oblique point. The hilt is of pistol-grip form, with horn grips on a brass frame, inlaid with mother of pearl plaques in the form of birds, stars and elipses..

Dimensions

Dimensions: The length of the blade is 635 mm and the hilt is 1.35 mm. Weight: The sword weighs 0.5 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

The blade is inscribed '187, LUKHAUS & GUNTHER, RE . . SEID, AC _' and with a pastoral lamb within a circle of pellets.

Associations

Places Germany

Notes

The blade corresponds in form to XXVIS.29 and XXVIS.120.