Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1796-1821

Object Number

IX.2362

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 3M, 1987.

Physical Description

Variations, losses, damage, etc: outside langet removed.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Sword, overall max length: approx. 950 mm, blade length: 813 mm (32 in), blade width: 38 mm (1.5 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, on IN/OUTside, near hilt (CHECK), stamped: crown above arrow (tip down) and addorsed Rs (CHECK same side).On blade, on back, near hilt (CHECK), stamped: 'DAWES / BIRMM and (further along - CHECK) faint traces of (METHOD?) '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.