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 3F).

Physical Description

Blade with hatchet point. Fuller extends for 667 mm (26 1/4 in) from the hilt.

Variations, losses, damage, etc: component parts of hilt are very loose; scabbard severely dented under the lower raised band. CHECK OVER.


Dimensions: Sword: overall length: 1023 mm (40.25 in), blade length: 890 mm (35 in) Weight: Sword: 2 lb 7 oz, Scabbard: 2 lb 4 1/2 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, on outside, near hilt (CHECK), stamped: crown over 4 (indistinct).On blade, on back, near hilt (CHECK), stamped: OSBORN / & GUNBY.On scabbard, on IN/OUTside, near mouth (CHECK), stamped: WOOLLEY / DEAKIN / DUTTON.



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 Osborn(e) & Gunby, see entry for IX.245, under Notes.
For general information on the various firms that incorporated the name of Woolley, see entry for IX.250, under Notes.