Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1600-1630

Object Number

IX.43

Provenance

At the Tower of London before 1915

Physical Description

The hilt is made up of a flat pierced and chiselled steel pommel with a wooden grip covered in (old) velvet, down-curving quillons, wth integral ring-guard and knucle-guard, all of flat-section.
The blade is straight and two-edged and has probably been shortened at some time. The blade bears a stamped mark (of 'snake' form) stamped once on each face of the blade.

Techniques

Handmade

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength818 mm
OverallLength965 mm
OverallWeight794 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker's mark
Mark of 'snake' form.
Once, on each face of blade
Stamped

Associations