Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1835

Object Number

IX.965

Provenance

Presented by Wembley Corporation, 1953. Fom the collection of P. Titus Barham Esq.

Physical Description

Hilt: cast brass comprising integral pommel, grip and short, thick, quillons. The pommel is of flattened globular form with a tang button. The grip, which is of oval section and swelling at its centre, has narrow horizontal ribs and the quillons terminate in thick discoid finials with concentric rings on each face.


Blade: broad, leaf-shaped of flattened diamond section with no fullers. On one face is stamped 'JEAN'.


scabbard : black leather fitted with a brass locket with a large staple to take a frog securing strap and a pointed brass chape terminating in a small button.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Sword: overall length: 635 mm (25 in), blade length: 485 mm (19.1 in),, Scabbard: 508 mm (20 in) Weight: Sword: 1217 g (2 lb 11 oz), Scabbard: 198 g (7 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

an unidentified mark on the grip and on the blade

Associations

Places France

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty and A. Borg, European Swords and Daggers in the Tower of London, London, 1974, p. 32 Pls 89b, 109.

P J Lankester, ''Land Transort Corps swords' in the Royal Armouries: and interim summary', Royal Armouries Yearbook, 6, 2001, pp. 55-71, at p. 56, fig. 2.