Object Title

Blade

Blade

Date

1760-1820

Object Number

IX.4246

Provenance

Old Tower collection; probably Tower arsenal. First accessioned when found un-numbered in Brick Tower, 2 November 1992 (first listed there in 1982/83).

Physical Description

Slightly curved, single-edged with narrow fuller near the back. The shortened tang is drilled twice (probably for display mounting) and is bent slightly towards the outside of the blade. The extreme tip of the blade is burred over.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: approx. 687 mm (27 1/16 in.), Blade length, back edge at base to tip: 623 mm (24 1/2 in.), Blade width, at base: 31 mm (1.25 in.) Weight: 378 g (13 1/2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

On outside or blade proper, near base, stamped: crown over 1 (poorly cut or damaged punch).On inside of blade proper, near base, stamped: 'WOOLLEY / DEAKIN & Co.' (the dot under the superscript 'o').

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

For the Type 51 hanger generally generally and for other examples, see entry for IX.534, under Notes.
For general information on the various firms that incorporated the name of Woolley, see entry for IX.250, under Notes.