Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1852-1855

Object Number

IX.68

Physical Description

Hilt: cast gunmetal, cruciform, comprising lions head pommel, the underside of the mouth being pierced for a ring, a rectangular section grip and short straight quillons with disc terminals.
Blade: double edged leaf shaped, slightly waisted, with a short central fuller on each side.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length 644 mm (25.375 in), blade length: 512 mm (20.125 in) Weight: 908 g (2 lb)

Inscriptions and Marks

on forward edge of grip, '1/4/RB'

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

This Inv. No. is included on a list (filed at the front of the first class IX IBE vol.) of class IX objects disposed of in November 1965: 'Rapier with shells, German, broken.'. Presumably this number was reallocated after the disposal.