Object Title

Long handled knife

Long handled knife

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIL.145

Provenance

Transferred from the Rotunda Museum of Artillery, 1974.

Physical Description

The blade is single edged and straight with a curved edge, with a moulded ferrule at the end, and a long tang of full width by which it is attached by six rivets to the haft. The haft is of wood, stained black, and cylindrical with mouldings below the end of the tang and a moulded knop terminal.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 97.6 cm (38.5 in), blade length: 45.5 cm (17.9 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

None. Stamped with a cannon over MA 7600, and tagged 17/164.

Associations

Places Afghanistan

Bibliographic References

J.H. Lefroy, Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda Woolwich, London, 1864, p. 147, MA7600.

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1906, p. 158, no. 17/164.

Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda at Woolwich, London, 1963, part 2, p. 67, no. 17/164.