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 3H).

Physical Description

Blade converted to spear point. Fuller extends for 686 mm (27 in) from the hilt.

Variations, losses, damage, etc: inside edge of the guard ground down (CHECK - IBE and VTR disagree); both langets removed. CHECK OVER.


Dimensions: Sword: overall length: 1003 mm (39.5 in), blade length: 870 mm (34.25 in) Weight: Sword: 2 lb 2 3/4 oz, Scabbard: 2 lb 3 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

On hilt, on knuckle-guard, towrds the front, stamped: A over 36. (CHECK - VTR has 46)On blade, on outside, near hilt (CHECK), stamped: [crown over] 8.On blade, on back, near hilt (CHECK), stamped: T. CRAVEN.



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 Craven, see entry for IX.272, under Notes.