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:


Dimensions: Sword, Overall max length: approx. 950 mm, blade length: 829 mm (32 5/8 in or 32.625 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 '1' and 'B arrow O'.On blade, on back, near hilt, (CHECK), stamped: 'OSBORN / & GUNBY' and (further down? - CHECK) one incised line and B.On scabbard, on IN/OUTside, WHERE?, METHOD?: 'OSBORN / & / GUNBY / BIRMM'.



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 Osborn(e) & Gunby, see entry for IX.245, under Notes.