Object Title

Blade

Blade

Date

1760-1820

Object Number

IX.4247

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). The extreme tip of the blade is burred over.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: approx. 703 mm (27 11/16 in.), Blade length, back edge at base to tip: 627 mm (24 11/16 in.), Blade width, at hilt: 34 mm (1.35 in.)

Inscriptions and Marks

On back of blade proper, near base, stamped: I.GILL

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 maker Gill, see entry for IX.257, under Notes.