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Old Tower collection; probably Tower arsenal. First accessioned May 1985 when on loan to the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst (Loan L154).

Physical Description

General Type Description: Brass hilt comprising oval pommel on a stand and with a prominent tang-button, D-shaped knuckle-guard which spreads to form a heart-shaped stool around the blade, and very short rear quillon with drop-finial inclined towards the blade. Wire-bound grip. Curved or slightly curved, single-edged blade, with a narrow fuller almost at the back, extending for the greater part of its length.

Variations, losses, damage, etc: hole drilled in inside shell-guard, near edge; wire binding to grip missing.


Dimensions: RE-DO, Overall length: approx. mm ( in), blade length, back edge by hilt to tip: mm ( in), blade width, at hilt: mm ( in),, FROM IBE: Overall length: approx. 867 mm (34 1/8 in), blade length: 718 mm (28 1/4 in), blade width, by hilt: 31.7 mm (1 1/4 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, on outside, near hilt, stamped: crown over 2 (the stamp which has a horizontal line on end of top curl of the 2).On blade, on back, near hilt, stamped: DAWE[S] top halves of letters only visible).


Places Britain


For this pattern of hanger generally and for other examples, see entry for IX.373, under Notes.
For general information on the maker Dawes, see entry for IX.250, under Notes.