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Acquired by transfer from Rotunda Museum of Artillery, Woolwich, 1978

Physical Description

Hilt: brass, with a cap pommel having a semi-ovoid tang button. The knuckle guard swells to form an oval shell guard, slightly curved towards the hilt on the inside. From the shell guard, three scroll branches arise which unite and then join the knuckle guard as a single bar towards the top. From the shell guard projects a broad, flat, rear quillon curved towards the blade. The leather covered wooden grip is slightly damaged and lacks wire binding.
Blade: straight, single edged


Dimensions: Overall length: 1146 mm (44 in); blade length: 973 mm (38.375 in) Weight: 1389 g (3 lb 1 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Hilt: Rotunda number on outside of shell guard.Blade: stamped with fasces and cap of liberty on inside near hilt.


Places France

Bibliographic References

No MA 1827, Rotunda Catalogue, London HMSO 1873, p 127. No 14/38, Rotunda Catalogue, London HMSO 1906, p 137No 14/20. J P Kaestlin, Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery, London HMSO 1903, vol 2, p 52