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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 2(? - faint moulding around base) - flattened globular pommel (no mouldings) with prominent tang-button. Type Specimen: IX.6798.
Rear quillon removed; loop-guard pressed in towards grip and knuckle-guard slightly mis-shapen; blade drilled through near hilt; hilt slightly loose on blade.


Dimensions: Overall length: approx. 775 mm (30 1/2 in.), Blade length, back edge by hilt to tip: 637 mm (25 1/16 in.), Blade width, at hilt: 33 mm (1.3 in.) Weight: 825 g (1 lb 13 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

On hilt, at end of knuckle-guard, on inside, incised: three lines.On back of blade, near hilt, stamped: 'I.GILL'.


Places Britain


For this pattern of hanger generally and for other examples, see entry for IX.534, under Notes.
For information on the maker Gill, see entry for IX.257, Under Notes.