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: 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.



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.