Object Title

Blade

Blade

Date

1850-1970

Object Number

IX.3158

Provenance

Part of the Seymour Collection acquired April 1987. At least some of the items apparently acquired from Wilkinsons (sword manufacturers). For further details see entry for IX.3154, under Notes.

Physical Description

Curved, steel blade with rectangular-sectioned tang. The latter decreases in thickness with a step down on the inside 24 mm (0.95 in) from the shoulder. The point is in line with the spine.


Condition: unpolished, with slight surface rusting.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 878 mm (34.5 in), tang length: 161 mm (6.4 in), width at shoulder: 24 mm (0.95 in) Weight: 415 gm (14.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

On the inside of the tang, near the shoulder, stamped: (?)V.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Probably for a 'mameluke'-hilted officer's levee or similar sword. Very similar to IX.3159.