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The blade is single-edged, slightly curved and widening slightly to the centre. It has a very short second edge at the tip, and a short, V-shaped fuller at the forte which runs on one side into a rather wavy incised line. The hilt is formed of a rough bone grip with a copper alloy ferrule and pommel cap, both roughly cylindrical. The scabbard is of wood lacquered black with a thickened section at the throat, one fine binding in red-lacquered cane, and two cruder bindings in plain cane. There are numerous patches of damage on the scabbard where the lacquer is rubbed off and the back cracked.


History note: No provenance

Measurements and weight

Length: 540 mm
Weight: 535 g


19th century
1800 CE - 1899 CE

Components of the work

Blade Length 409 mm
Scabbard Length 440 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: no able to find cat entry
  • Type: Museum label

Identification numbers

Primary reference Number: 162547
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 16 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Sword" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-07-04 22:15:53

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