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 698 mm (27 1/2 in) from the hilt.
Variations, losses, damage, etc: CHECK OVER.


Dimensions: Sword: overall length: 1016 mm (40 in), blade length: 889 mm (35 in) Weight: Sword: 2 lb 4 oz, Scabbard: 2 lb 4 1/4 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, on outside, near hilt (CHECK), stamped: crown over arrow (tip down).On blade, on back, near hilt (CHECK), stamped: WOOLLEY / AND DEAKIN (CHECK if AND or &); and (further down): R.On scabbard, on IN/OUTside, near mouth (CHECK), stamped: WOOLLEY / DEAKIN / DUTTON. (CHECK no & (IBE gives one, VTR does not).



For this pattern generally and for other examples in the Royal Armouries, see entry for IX.250, under Notes.
For general information on the various firms that incorporated the name of Woolley, see entry for IX.250, under Notes.