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Old Tower collection; probably Tower arsenal. First registered in Brick Tower Store, Rack 9H, 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 - flattened globular pommel (no mouldings) with prominent tang-button. Type Specimen: IX.6798.
Outer loop-guard bent in and slightly towards blade; rear quillon removed; hilt very loose on blade.


Dimensions: Overall length: approx. 778 mm (30 9/16 in.), Blade length, back edge by hilt to tip: 637 mm (25 1/16 in.), Blade width, at hilt: 31 mm (1.2 in.) Weight: 815 g (1 lb 12 1/2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

On outside of blade, near hilt, stamped: crown over '2' (faint); 'T. CRAVEN'.



For this pattern of hanger generally and for other examples, see entry for IX.534, under Notes.
For general information on the maker Craven, see entry for IX.272, under Notes.