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Transfered from the Ashmolean Museum, 1969, where its registration number was O.C.XXXV (1911).

Physical Description

Hilt: The grip and cross fromed of two lengths of roebuck antler. (There would originally have been silver mounts at the terminals, now missing.) At the base of the grip is a ferrule of sheet brass sheathed with silver, engraved with a leaf pattern. A narrow silver ferrule with indented edges covers the base of the blade.

Curved, single-edged blade with one broad and three narrowfullers at the forte and two broad fullers at the foible.


Dimensions: Overall length: 617 mm (24.3 in), blade length: 472 mm (18.6 in) Weight: 0 lb 12 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, inlaid in copper: a running wolf mark (WHICH / BOTH SIDE(s)?)


Bibliographic References

C. ffoulkes, European Arms and Armour in the University of Oxford, Oxford, 1912, p. 34, no. 23 and Pl. X.

A.R. Dufty and A. Borg, European Swords and Daggers in the Tower of London, London, 1974, p. 26 ('English, c.1650'), Pls 56c, 109 (mark).


IX.2216 and AL.5 2 are hangers with hults of the same type. For other examples and for these hilts generally see entry for IX.2216 (under Notes).