Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard



Object Number



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

Physical Description

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

Variations, losses, damage, etc: CHECK OVER.


Dimensions: Sword: overall length: 1030 mm (40.5 in), blade length: 890 mm (35 in) Weight: Sword: 2 lb 8 oz, Scabbard: 2 lb 6 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

On hilt, on guard, on diamond-shaped reinforce, engraved or stamped: broad arrow in a circle.On hilt, on knuckle-guard, stamped: A; 14.On blade, on outside, near hilt (CHECK), stamped: crown.On blade, on back, near hilt (CHECK), stamped: I. GILL.



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 Gill, see entry for IX.257, under Notes.