Object Title

Sword - Munition sword

Sword - Munition sword

Object Number

IX.216

Physical Description

Black iron hilt comprising two shell guards, the inner smaller than the outer from which a guard to the back of the hand curves up to meet the flat pommel: the flat knuckle-guard has a swelling near its lower end; a scroll guard formelry linked in the centre of the knuckle-guard with the shell-guard outside. Small rear quillon.
Straight, single-edged blade with a fuller near the back of each face, inscribed 1689 with ord and cross mark

Techniques

Forged

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength818 mm
OverallLength965 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

'orb' mark
1689Blade
Incised
Orb and sceptreBlade
Incised

Associations

Bibliographic References

C Mazansky, British basket-hilted swords. A typology of basket-type sword hilts, Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 2005, p. 278, type VBie, [no pommel type given] (illus.): '689'.