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 both langets removed. CHECK OVER.


Dimensions: Sword: Overall length: 978 mm (38.5 in), blade length: 850 mm (33.5 in) Weight: Sword: 2 lb 4 oz, Scabbard: 2 lb 3 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, on outside, near hilt (CHECK), stamped: crown over 4. (CHECK 4 - not in IBE)On blade, on back, near hilt (CHECK), stamped: HADLEY; 8. On scabbard, on IN/OUTside, near mouth (CHECK), stamped: E over Z(?)3 (sketch in VTR). (CHECK Z - IBE has 7?)



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 Hadley, see entry for IX.263, under Notes.