Object Title

Sword

Sword

Object Number

IX.4174

Provenance

Returned un-numbered from loan to the Canadian War Museum (Loan L220), 14/07/1989 (see 'Notes'). Borrower's Ref No: 1968-154-3. First registered in RA collection 15/10/1992.

Physical Description

Brass basket hilt incorporating S-bars

Notes

For general information on this hilt type and for other examples in the Royal Armouries and elsewhere see entry for IX.232.
There is reason to believe that this sword may have been returned from loan L220 in error. It was therefore not registered with other items returned while investigations were carried out by the Loans Dept. However, the museum failed to reply to any of the letters sent, and in Oct. 1992 it was decided to register the sword as part of the Royal Armouries collections.