Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1796-1830

Object Number

IX.370

Physical Description

Gilt copper hilt consisting of facetted, urn-shaped pommel with button. The pommel is chiselled with rococo ornament. Has a knuckle bow and almost symmetrical shell guards. Lobed rear quillon chiselled with a leaf pattern and the grip is bound with silver wire.
The sword has a straight single edged blade with a wide fuller on each face. One face is etched with a crowned G R and on the other with the British Royal Arms. The back is inscribed with the maker’s name J. J. Runkel Solingen. The blade was formerly blued and gilt.

Dimensions

BladeLength822mm
OverallLength983mm
OverallWeight0.737kg
OverallWidth138mm

Associations

Places Britain