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Sword and Scabbard

Sword and Scabbard



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Presented 23 May 2003

Physical Description

The sword has a straight, flat-sided, single edged blade with a central rounded point. It is fitted, via a silver collar, to a wooden hilt carved with a small quillon block and a pommel of similar shape to a Tibetan sword. The wood grip is bound bith 5 bands of twisted silver wire. On the out face of the pommel is a silver flower shape, two more (one missing) being attached to the quillon block. The scabbard is made from a single piece of wood, recessed on the face to receive the blade and fitted with two brass bands to retain it in the recess. At the base is a further silver rosette and a silver crescent. A leather thong is fitted through slots in the scabbard.


Dimensions: The length of the blade is 358 mm, the width is 35 mm and the overall length of the sword is 502 mm. The length of the scabbard is 431 mm. Weight: The weight of the sword is 0.456 kg, the scabbard being 0.094 kg.

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Places Bhutan (?)