Object Title





Object Number

IX.801 A


Purchased from the Beriah Botfield collection at Norton Hall, Northamptonshire, with the aid of the National Art Collections Fund, 1942 (Norton Hall No. 151).

Physical Description

Hilt of conventional small-sword from with flexible knuckle-guard being replaced with a guard of strung, bright steel beads (now substantially missing); the remainder of bright steel with applied stud decoration of conventional form.

Blade of hollow triangular section DECORATION?

Parchment scabbard with steel mounts, the locket inscribed 291 Rgk (CHK).

Wooden case covered with red leather.


Dimensions: Sword: Overall length: 38.5 in., Blade length: 32 in., Width of hilt (in line of quillons): approx. 100 mm (4 in.), Depth of hilt: approx. 63 mm (2 3/4 in.), Scabbard: Length: 33.1 in., Sword in Scabbard: Overall length: approx. 1010 mm (39 3/4 in.), Case: Length: 1038 mm (40 7/8 in.), Max width: approx.130 mm (5 1/8 in.), Max. depth: approx. 92 mm (3 1/8 in.) Weight: Sword: 12 oz, Scabbrad: 3 oz, Case: 15 oz


Places Britain

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty,European Swords and Daggers in the Tower of London, London, HMSO, 1974, Plate 66c.