Object Title

Hilt

Hilt

Date

1780-1820

Object Number

IX.5116

Physical Description

A cast brass sleeve with arms of the hilt for a small-sword hilt but lacking the knuckle guard and rear quillon. The collar at the junction with the grip and the inner and outer faces are decorated with narrow diagonal reeding. The arms are severely recurved which may, or may not, be an original attribute of the hilt. The webs at the junction of the arms with the knuckle guard and rear quillon have three lines of reeding in a fan-shape.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height: 35.8 mm (1.4 in), width across arms: 54.5 mm (2.15 in)

Associations

Places Britain