Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard



Object Number



Old Tower collection; probably Tower arsenal. First numbered when found in store, 1982; first individually described by Valuation Team when in Brick Tower Store, rack 3L, 1987.

Physical Description

Variations, losses, damage, etc: Heavily notched blade.


Dimensions: Sword, overall max length: approx. 950 mm, blade length: 841 mm (33.125 in), blade width: 41 mm (1 5/8 or 1.625 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, on IN/OUTside, near hilt (CHECK), stamped: crown over '4' and addorsed Rs (CHECK on same side of blade).On blade, on back, near hilt (CHECK), stamped: 'HADLEY'.On scabbard, on IN/OUTside, on upper band: 'RHK 10' (CHECK spacing; if joined, then put RHK 10 in brackets afterwards for ease of recall (cf. IX.2366 where there is a gap).



For this pattern generally and for other examples in the Royal Armouries, see entry for IX.245, under Notes.
For general information on the maker Hadley, see entry for IX.263, under Notes.