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Old Tower collection; probably Tower arsenal. First registered in Brick Tower Store, Rack 9G, 1987.

Physical Description

General Type Description: All brass, cast hilt. Pommel of various shapes (mostly globular, oval or egg-shaped). Knuckle-guard broadens to form slightly dished, heart-shaped shell around the blade, with two loop-guards to the outside of the hand. Short rear quillon, with disc-finial inclined towards the blade. 'Barley twist' grip. Curved or sligthly curved, single-edged blade, with a narrow fuller almost at the back, extending for the greater part its length.

Variations, losses, damage etc:
Pommel Type 1 - flattened or slightly flattened globular pommel, moulded above and below, with prominent tang-button. Type Specimen: IX.6787.
Hilt slightly loose on blade; edge of outside shell, between the loop-guards, slightly bent in


Dimensions: Overall length: approx. 782 mm (30 3/4 in.), Blade length, back edge by hilt to tip: 647 mm (25 3/4 in.), Blade width, at hilt: 31 mm (1.2 in.) Weight: 810 g (1 lb 12 1/2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, on inside, near hilt, stamped: 'ATE' (the A partly missing; the remains of BATE).On blade, on outside, near hilt, stamped: crown over '1' (poorly cut or damaged punch)



For this pattern of hanger generally and for other examples, see entry for IX.534, under Notes.
For general information on the maker Bate, see entry for IX.274, under Notes.