Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1600-1699

Object Number

IX.47

Provenance

At the Tower of London before 1915.

Physical Description

The hilt is of so called 'crab- claw’ form. It consists of a spherical pommel, with an only slightly pronounced tang, a wooden grip bound in (modern) twisted wire and pairs of double down-curving quillons and double concentric ring-guards (the lower broken), filled by a fluted shell and with incised decoration on the guard and arms.
The straight blade is two edged, of flattened hexagonal sectio tapering to tip,n and bears a short, central, fuller. The outer face of the blade bears a series of three small crosses formed by five punched dots in the fuller and a maker’s mark of 'anchor' form at the end of the fuller.

Techniques

Handmade

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength805 mm
OverallLength940 mm
OverallWeight765 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Makers
Four small crosses, made up of five stamped dots and an 'anchor' mark (at end of fuller).
On outer face of blade, in fuller.
Stamped

Associations

Places Germany