Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1796-1821

Object Number

IX.2252

Provenance

Old Tower collection, probably Tower arsenal. First accessioned when found in store March/April 1982 (probably in Brick Tower; by 1987 in rack 3C).

Physical Description

Blade with hatchet point. Fuller extends for 686 mm (27 in) from the hilt.


Variations, losses, damage, etc: hilt is very loose fitting. CHECK OVER.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Sword: overall length: 1030 mm (40.5 in), blade length: 890 mm (35 in), fuller extends for 686 mm (27 in) from the hilt Weight: Sword: 2 lb 6 oz, Scabbard: 2 lb 7 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, on outside, near hilt (CHECK), stamped: crown (number not visible - CHECK illegible or just not there?)On blade, on outside, near hilt (CHECK), stamped: DAWES / BIRMM.

Associations

Notes

For this pattern generally and for other examples in the Royal Armouries, see entry for IX.250, under Notes.
For general information on the maker Dawes, see entry for IX.250, under Notes.