Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1630-1650

Object Number

IX.2590

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 1029 mm (40.5 in.) [or 1015 mm], Blade length: 857 mm (33.75 in.), Blade width: 27 mm (1 1/16 in.) Weight: 963.9 g (2 lb 2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

blade marked MEFECIT HOVNSLOE (Me Fecit Hounslow)

Associations

Bibliographic References

C Mazansky, British basket-hilted swords. A typology of basket-type sword hilts, Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 2005, p. 279, type VCii, [pommel type not given] (illus.): 'c.1640'.

Notes

The alternative dimensions in square brackets were taken in connection with photography by Bridgewater Books, in July/August 2007.