Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1680-1720

Object Number

IX.962

Provenance

From a private collection. Presented by the Wembley Corporation in 1953

Physical Description

Hilt: iron or steel, comprising a small pommel of flatenned fig shape, knuckle guard with double swellings in the centre, outside knuckle guard en suite, a thumb-ring, two shell guards formed by ring guards filled with chiselled and pierced shells, a rear quillon, curved towards the blade with a large, rounded terminal, and a wooden, wire bound, grip.


Blade: straight, two edged with three narrow fullers at the forte.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 890 mm (36 in.), Blade length: 762 mm (30 in.) Weight: 795 g (1 lb 12 oz)

Associations

Places France