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Sword blade: O.97-1879

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




The steel blade is forward curved and single edged, narrowing to a rounded point, with a flat back accompanied by three fullers. There is a short tang of square section. The blade is polished bright and pitted and stained from earlier corrosion

Legal notes

Given by Robert Taylor, MA

Measurements and weight

Blade Length: 80.5 cm
Overall Length: 85.5 cm
Weight: 535 g

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1879) by Taylor, Robert, MA

Components of the work

Blade composed of steel

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: adhesive

  • Text: 97
  • Location: Near the point
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.97-1879
Primary reference Number: 158412
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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