Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1796-1821

Object Number

IX.2297

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Blade converted to spear point. Fuller extends for 711 (28 in) from the hilt.


Variations, losses, damage, etc: CHECK OVER.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Sword: overall length: 1022 mm (40 1/4 in), blade length: 889 mm (35 in) Weight: Sword: 2 lb 6 3/4 oz, Scabbard: 2 lb 6 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 / DEAKIN. (CHECK no & - IBE and VTR disagree) 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 various firms that incorporated the name of Woolley, see entry for IX.250, under Notes.
For general information on the maker Osborn(e) & Gunby, see entry for IX.245, under Notes.