Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1796-1821

Object Number

IX.2267

Provenance

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 648 mm (25 1/2 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 5 oz, Scabbard: 2 lb 9 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, on outside, near hilt (CHECK), stamped: crown over 4.On blade, on back, near hilt (CHECK), stamped: JOSHH. H. REDDELL & CO (the first dot under the H).On scabbard, on IN/OUTside, near mouth (CHECK), stamped: OSBORN / & / GUNBY / 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 Reddell, see entry for IX.256, under Notes.
For general information on the maker Osborn(e) & Gunby, see entry for IX.245, under Notes.