Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1760-1790

Object Number

IX.2056

Provenance

Bequeathed by J.B.P. Young, 1980.

Physical Description

Composite and damaged. Hilt: steel (Norman type 112) of conventional form, comprising pommel; knuckle guard with integral quillon and arms of the hilt; oval shell guard; grip.


Pommel: ovoid form on a stand, having transverse lozenge-shaped dimples and a flat tang button with triangular facets.


Knuckle guard: of quadrangular section, divided at the centre into six sections fashioned to resemble bamboo. The rear quillon has a lobate finial inclined towards the blade and the arms are in the form of quadrants.


Shell guard: having radial flutes terminated with rivets having faceted heads on the grip side. It has quadrangular piercings around the edge.


Grip: barrel shaped with longitudinal facets and laterally divided to resemble bamboo and is fitted with a brass ferrule at the blade end.


Blade: hollow ground triangular section and fitted with a black triangular buff-piece.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 1004 mm (39.5 in), blade length: 838 mm (33 in), blade width: 16 mm (0.625 in) Weight: 12 oz

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

The brass ferrule on the grip seems inconsistent with the rest of the hilt and there is an extra peg hole in the pommel for the knuckle guard, suggesting that the pommel may be a replacement.