Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1771-1799

Object Number

IX.1294

Physical Description

General Type Description: Straight, brass stirrup-guard, shield-shaped langets, and rear quillon with disc-finial inclined towards the blade; back-piece and pommel in one, with raised, shaped section around the tang-button. Ribbed, wooden grip, shaped to the hand, and covered with fish-skin.


Very slightly curved, unfullered blade, with ricasso, and terminating in a clipped point.


Variations, losses, damage, etc: none significant.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 1029 mm (40 7/8 in), blade length: 898 (53 3/8 in), blade width, at hilt: 31 mm (1.23 in), width across quillons: 123 mm (4 13/16 in), max. depth of hilt: 31 mm (1 3/16 in), Weight: 1040 gm (2 lb 4 1/2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, on outside, at end of ricasso, stamped: a crown.

Notes

For this pattern of sword generally and for other examples, see entry for IX.327, under Notes.