Object Title

sword blade tip - Cavalry sword blade tip

sword blade tip - Cavalry sword blade tip

Object Number

IX.5662 F

Provenance

Accessioned into the collection on 26th October 2016. Old Tower stock removed from 19th century trophy displays, probably in the New Horse Armoury (1827 – 1882) possibly in the White Tower post 1850s (Volunteer Armoury). Trophies were transferred to the top floor WT from the New Horse Armoury before its demolition in 1882/3, and then stripped from the White Tower prior to 1916. Some escaped notice for a little longer, but none exstant by 1980s.

Physical Description

Single edged with flat back ground to spear point tip, with broad fuller tapering towards tip. The half towards point discloured with old varnish; brighter towards the hole.

Materials