Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1796-1821

Object Number

IX.2284

Provenance

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 698 mm (27 1/2 in) from the hilt.


Variations, losses, damage, etc: CHECK OVER.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 1023 mm (40.25 in), blade length: 890 mm (35 in) Weight: 2 ln 8 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).

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.