Object Title

Blade

Blade

Date

1771-1799

Object Number

IX.5575

Provenance

Found un-numbered in Leeds Store 3, S1, February 2004; had been there for some time previously. Probably arrived un-numbered from Tower stores about 1996. It may already have an inventory number.

Physical Description

General Type Description: Straight, single-edged blade, tapering to a double-edged spear-point, with a broad, central fuller, and a narrow fuller towards the back.


Variations, losses, damage etc: manufacture weld visible on inside, bear base; vice damage near hilt end.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 1086 mm (42 3/4 in), blade length, less tang: 913 mm (35 15/16 in), width, at base of blade proper: 35 mm (1 3/8 in) Weight: 700 gm

Inscriptions and Marks

On tang, on inside, stamped: illigible mark.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

For information on this 'pattern' generally (designated for internal purposes Royal Armouries Cavalry Type U) and for information on other examples in the Royal Armouries and elsewhere, see Notes in entry for IX.1848.