Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1806-1807

Object Number

IX.1005

Provenance

Presented 1956. Owned by one of the brothers of General Sir James Fergusson.

Physical Description

Silver stirrup hilt, stamped with London assay marks and date letter for 1806-7 and makers mark GT (see above). Fishskin grip. Curved blade, lightly etched with trophies and foliage.


Back leather scabbard with mounts and edge reinforcements of silver.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 813 mm (32 in), length of blade: 709 mm (27.9 in), length of scabbard: 732 mm (28.8 in) Weight: Sword: 1 lb 3 oz, Scabbard: 13 oz

Component parts

Inscriptions and Marks

See above (for details of individual marks and poistions, see notes on inv. file).

Associations

Places Britain

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty and A. Borg, European Swords and Daggers in the Tower of London, London, 1974, Pl. 73a.

NOT YET FULLY EXTRACTED.

L Southwick, 'Some silver-hilted swords by London makers in the Royal Armouries', Royal Armouries Yearbook, 6, 2001[b], pp. 32-54, at p. 52, fig. 30. NOT YET EXTRACTED.

Notes

INF. FROM SOUTHWICK 2001 A & B STILL TO BE ENETERED. Note by A.V.B. Norman in the Typed Inventory records that the 'Quality of blade etching (bright and frosted only) is first rate'.
old note: silver scabbard mounting MF [Middle Flint Tower store] B5 [bay and shelf number].