Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1796-1821

Object Number

IX.2348

Provenance

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

Dimensions: Sword, overall max length: approx. 950 mm, blade length: 826 mm (32.5 in), blade width: 41 mm (1 5/8 or 1.625 in), blade length: 825 mm (32.5 in), blade width: 41 mm (1.625 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, on IN/OUTside, near hilt (CHECK), stamped: crown over '4' and (same side - CHECK) the letters BO flanking a braod arrow (tip up),On blade, on back, near hilt (CHECK), stamped: 'DAWES / BIRMM.' and (further laong - CHECK) two incised lines, both with B.

Associations

Notes

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 Dawes, see entry for IX.250, under Notes.