Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard



Object Number



First registered by Valuation Team (A. Bodley) when on loan to Household Cavalry Museum (their no. AB 37), Combermere Barracks, St Leonards Road, Windsor (Loan L157), 04/06/1992.

Physical Description

Brass hilt.


Dimensions: Sword: Overall length: 1029 mm (40 1/2 in), blade length: 892 mm (35 1/8 in), blade width: 37 mm (1 7/16 in), Scabbard: length: 902 mm (35 1/2 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, on IN/OUTside, stamped: crown over 4On blade, on back, stamped: H[A]DL[EY] (Hadley).


Places Britain

Bibliographic References

S.E. Maughan, 'Bodyguard to the King', Military Illustrated, August 2000, pp. 32-9, at p. 34 (bottom centre left illus. - det. of hilt; Royal Armouries' name does not appear in caption). - ALMOST CERTAINLY OF THIS SWORD - NEEDS CHECKING WHEN LOAN RETURNS.


For this pattern generally and for other examples in the Royal Armouries, see entry for IX.256, under Notes.
Photo: A3/5029