Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1796-1821

Object Number

IX.2279

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Blade with hatchet point. Fuller extends for 711 mm (28 in) from the hilt.


Variations, losses, damage, etc: CHECK OVER.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Sword: overall length: 1023 mm (40.25 in), blade length: 890 mm (35 in) Weight: Sword: 2 lb 8 3/4 oz, Scabbard: 2 lb 5 1/2 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 (twice).

Associations

Notes

For this pattern generally and for other examples in the Royal Armouries, see entry for IX.250, under Notes.