Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

IX.7142

Provenance

Probably Tower arsenal. First accessioned in Brick Tower Store, Rack 11D, 1987.

Physical Description

General Type Description: Brass cruciform hilt of 'Roman' form with flattened, oval-sectioned pommel, swollen ribbed grip, and quillons with disc terminals decorated with incised concentric circles. Straight, single-edged blade of wedge section, with a short ricasso, tapering slightly and terminating in a double-edged spear point.


Variations, losses, damage, etc: extreme blade tip rounded off.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: approx. 715 mm (28 1/8 in.), Blade length: 571 (22 7/16 in.) Weight: 880 g (1 lb 14 3/4 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, on inside, on ricasso: crown over '22' (small, damaged stamp, sometimes read as 32 - see Notes) (an inspection mark).

Associations

Notes

For information on and published references to this pattern generally (including doubts about the Land Transport Corps identification), for the possible provenances and for other examples in the Royal Armouries, see entry for IX.414.
For the crown over 22 mark (the small size of which is sometimes read as 32) and for the different sizes of this mark see entry for IX.414 - under Notes.