Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.409

Provenance

Not recorded in IBE.

Physical Description

Leaf-shaped blade of flattened lozenge section; short conical neck with screw extension which passes through the crosspiece and into the baluster moulding of the socket; crosspiece composed of two quillons of equal size and circular section with domed terminals; socket with two reinforcing rings and equal langets with three rivets each. Varnished wooden haftr of circular section. Conical iron shoe with two equal langets with one rivet each.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 470 mm (18.5 in), length of langets: 229 mm (9 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On langet: 9-R-V-B, E over line over 1; On haft: 1169, 7 over 680 (each number struck through separately) Note by PJL - IBE adds: Blade inscribed 'WOOLLEY & DEAKIN' (Object not rechecked).

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Woolley and Deakin, sword manufacturers, Edmund Street, Birmingham, and 10 Bush Lane, Cannon Street, London. Birmingham Directories 1801-1807.