Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1825-1860

Object Number

IX.1675

Provenance

'From store 1977' (IBE); presumably found un-numbered there. Presumed Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

Hilt General Type Description: Brass stirrup-guard, one end flattened to form a terminal plate to the grip in place of a pommel; a loop-guard to the outside of the hand; and a rear quillon with a disc-finial inclined towards the blade. Ribbed, cast iron grip, shaped to the hand and painted black ('lacquered'). Curved or slightly curved blade.


Blade - Curved or slightly curved blade with or without fuller. Possibly type E (type to be identified when the sword can be examined).
Variations, losses, damage, etc: buff-piece present (this section to be checked and completed when the sword can be examined).

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 788 mm (31 in.), Blade length: 673 mm (26 1/2 in.), Blade width, by hilt: mm ( in.) Weight: g. (2 lb. 3 oz.)

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, in/outside: combined crown and broad arrow (sic in IBE).

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

For this pattern of sword generally, including a description of the various blade types and the evidence for dating, see entry for IX.536 (under Notes).
BLADE TYPE TO BE CONFIRMED AND ENTRY CHECKED WHEN OBJECT AVAILABLE
(on loan at March 2000).