Object Title

Glaive / Executioner's sword

Glaive / Executioner's sword

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

XXVIL.89

Provenance

Presented by Messrs. Gould and Swayne, 1956.

Physical Description

The head is in the form of a wide single edged blade widening from its junction with the socket, and terminating in a broad angled and cusped end. Below the blade is a multifacetted moulding, an octagonal section, another moulding and then the socket. It is fitted to a round shaft of stained wood.

Dimensions

Dimensions: length: overall 2550 mm (100.4 in), Head length: 960 mm (37.8 in), the length: of the blade being 425 mm and its width 90 mm. Weight: The weight of the head is 2.05 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places China