Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1771-1799

Object Number

IX.2028

Physical Description

Single-edged, unfullered slightly curved (CHECK) blade with clipped point. General Type Description: Straight, brass stirrup-guard, shield-shaped langets, and rear quillon with disc-finial inclined towards the blade; back-piece and pommel in one, with raised, shaped section around the tang-button. Ribbed, wooden grip, shaped to the hand, and covered with fish-skin, with plain brass ferrule at end nearest blade.


Very slightly curved, unfullered blade, with ricasso, and terminating in a clipped point.


Variations, losses, damage, etc: grip covering and wirte binding lacking.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 1054 mm (41.5 in), blade length: 914 mm (36 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On hilt, on quillon, WHERE, stamped: crown over 'GVR' (CHECK).On hilt, on pommel, on outside, stamped: '528'.On blade, on outside, stamped: crown.

Associations

Places England

Notes

For swords of the cavalry type B pattern generally and for other examples in the Royal Armouries and elsewhere, see entry for IX.327
It has been shown beyond reasonable doubt that this sword was formerly numbered IX.2028. See entry for IX.555 under Notes and inv. file. (PJL, 16/11/06)