Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1825-1850

Object Number

IX.3700

Provenance

First registered on return from loan to South African Cultural History Museum (their no. L65/867), Cape Town, South Africa, Loan No.L184, on 16/07/1991.

Physical Description

General Type Description: Cast brass hilt, with ribbed grip, and elongated lion's head pommel, the mane extending slightly on to the back-piece; stirrup-guard pierced with long slit for sword-knot; rear quillon slightly inclined towards the blade, with ball finial; shallow shield-shaped langets. Slightly curved, saw-backed blade, terminating in double-edged spear point, with a false edge for the final third of the blade.


Variations, losses, damage, etc:

Dimensions

BladeLength562 mm
BladeWidth43 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

On outside of blade, stamped: crown over '1'.On spine of blade, stamped: 'Hadley' (in cursive script); a lion passant sinister; 'M'.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

For this 'pattern' generally, see B. Robson, 'Swords of the British Army...', London, 1975, pp.171, 173, Pl.182 (= IX.411), where it is dated to c.1830.