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Old Tower collection; probably Tower arsenal. First accessioned by the Valuations Team, 1 June 1992, when on loan to The Essex Regiment Museum, Chelmsford, Essex, (Loan L35).

Physical Description

Some details from VTR/LO/35 - to be completed and checked.
General Type Description: All brass, cast hilt. Pommel of various shapes (mostly globular, oval or egg-shaped). Knuckle-guard broadens to form slightly dished, heart-shaped shell around the blade, with two loop-guards to the outside of the hand. Short rear quillon, with disc-finial inclined towards the blade. 'Barley twist' grip. Curved or sligthly curved, single-edged blade, with a narrow fuller almost at the back, extending for the greater part its length.

Variations, losses, damage etc:
Pommel Type [no.] (& insert P[no.] in SDES) - omit if uncertain.
Hole drilled in blade, at forte.


Dimensions: Overall length: 775 mm (30 1/2 in.), Blade length: 635 mm (25 in.), Blade width, by hilt: 31 mm (in.) Weight: g ( lb oz).

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, on outside, towards hilt, stamped: crown over 3.On blade (?), on inside, towards hilt, in white paint: ?R/8 - probably ER 8 - for Essex Regiment (borrower), cf IX.8097.


Places Britain


For this pattern of hanger generally and for other examples, see entry for IX.534, under Notes.