Object Title

Replica sword

Replica sword

Date

1990-1999

Object Number

XXI.98

Provenance

Purchased 22 October 1999. Formerly deposit B.0013/5.

Associations

Places India

Notes

See results of scientific examination of a small area on the blade, by Dr David Starley, March 2004 (Job Code AM 1870), on inv. file. The results were interpreted as indicating 'a heavily tempered medium carbon steel. ... A surprisingly good quality steel [for a] reproduction. It is likely that the steel derives from recycled material such as car leaf springs'.