Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1600-1699

Object Number

XXVIS.207

Provenance

Purchased 14 May 1986

Physical Description

The blade is single edged and forward angled, swelling towards the point. It has a narrow, full length medial fuller. A tapering reinforce runs from the hilt, and is attached to the blade by five rivets. The hilt is of iron, with a quatrefoil shell guard fitted with a brass border and a pair of trefoil reinforces which extend onto the blade. The grip is cylindrical, and the pommel is broad and lenticular with a large washer with a scalloped edge and a tall, cylindrical tang cover encircled by two ring mouldings and ending in a dome.

Materials

Dimensions

Dimensions: The overall length: is 1090 mm (43 in), blade length: 890 mm (35 in), blade width 73 mm (2.9 in) Weight: The weight of the sword is 2.4 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Bibliographic References

Thom Richardson, An introduction to Indian arms and armour, Leeds, Royal Armouries, 2007: 38

century.

Notes

Compare G. C. Stone, 'A glossary of the construction, decoration and use of arms and armor', repr. New York, 1961, p. 594, fig. 762; W. Egerton, 'An illustrated handbook of Indian arms', London, 1880, p. 80, fig. 18 (Egerton collection, Manchester City Art Gallery); P. Rawson, 'The indian sword', New York, 1968, pl. 12 (Victorai and Albert Museum no. K.L.4.