Object Title

Blade

Blade

Date

1880-1950

Object Number

IX.5578

Provenance

Found un-numbered in Leeds Store 3 Leeds, 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

Curved, single-edged blade with a single broad fuller at the back (on both sides), extending from the 21 mm (7/8 in.) long ricasso for approx. 520 mm (20 1/2 in.). Lightly etched on both sides, for approx. half its length, with foliage scrolls and, on the inside, at the base, with an inscription in Abyssinian characters.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length, tang to tip): 916 mm (36 1/16 in.), Blade length, back edge at start of blade proper to tip: 769 mm (30 1/4 in.), Blade width: 39 mm (1 1/2 in.) Weight: 605 g

Inscriptions and Marks

On ricasso, on inside, stamped: 1.

Associations

Places Britain