Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1825-1850

Object Number

IX.6826

Provenance

Old Tower Collections. First registered in Brick Tower Store, Rack 9K, 1987.

Physical Description

General Type Description: Cast brass hilt, with ribbed grip, and elongated lion's head pommel, the mane extending slightly on to the back-piece; stirrup-guard pierced with long slit for sword-knot; rear quillon slightly inclined towards the blade, with ball finial; shallow shield-shaped langets. Slightly curved, saw-backed blade, terminating in double-edged spear point, with a false edge for the final third of the blade.


Variations, losses, damage, etc:

Dimensions

BladeLength559mm
BladeWidth44mm

Inscriptions and Marks

On inside of blade: 'WOOLLEY / & SARGANT'.On outside of blade: crown over '1'.On knuckle-guard: 'R' over '81'.

Associations

Places Britain

Bibliographic References

P.J. Lankester and G. Rimer, 'A 19th-century chest of arms', Royal Armouries Yearbook, III, 1998, pp. 77-108, at p. 85 (as example of weapon marked Woolley and Sargant).

Notes

For this 'pattern' generally, see B. Robson, 'Swords of the British Army...', London, 1975, pp.171, 173, Pl.182 (= IX.411), where it is dated to c.1830.