Object Title

Chape

Chape

Date

1900-1980

Object Number

X.701

Provenance

Bequeathed by J.B.P. Young, 1980.

Physical Description

Probably from knife sheath. Slender chape of white metal alloy, and of flattened octagonal section, and with a small raised lip around the mouth. Fragments of a lining are just visible - probably textile, but possibly wood.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 112 mm (3.4 in), width of mouth: 165 mm (0.65 in) Weight: 1 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

No visible marks.

Associations

Places Europe

Notes

The original cat. entry (by BC) identified this item as a knife scabbard, but it seems to me more likely to be a chape (PJL 03/06/1991).