Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1796-1821

Object Number

IX.2253

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 648 mm (25 in) from the hilt


Variations, losses, damage, etc: CHECK OVER.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Sword: overall length: 1016 mm (40 in), blade length: 890 mm (35 in) Weight: Sword: 2 lb 10 oz, Scabbard: 2 lb 7 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, on outside, near hilt (CHECK), stamped: crown over 4.On blade, on back, near hilt (CHECK), stamped: OSBORN / & / GUNBY.

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 Osborn(e) & Gunby, see entry for IX.245, under Notes.