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Sword: TEMP-AA-ARMOURWITHOUTNUMBERS14

Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

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.

Notes

History note: No provenance

Measurements and weight

Length: 540 mm
Weight: 535 g

Dating

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

Accession number: TEMP-AA-ARMOURWITHOUTNUMBERS14
Primary reference Number: 162547
Stable URI

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Sword" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/162547 Accessed: 2022-07-04 22:15:53

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{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/162547 |title=Sword |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-07-04 22:15:53|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

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