Sword Stick

ca. 1800 (made)
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Swordstick, blued steel blade with gilded decoration, scabbard and handle of textured wood, with a gilt-brass rondel and two eyelets, metal ferrule, coarsely woven ribbon of silk and silver-gilt through the eyelets


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Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Sword-Stick
  • Scabbard
Materials and Techniques
Wood, steel, gilt, brass; carved, polished, blued
Brief Description
A man's swordstick of wood, 1800c, French or German; steel blade with wood handle and copper rondel
Physical Description
Swordstick, blued steel blade with gilded decoration, scabbard and handle of textured wood, with a gilt-brass rondel and two eyelets, metal ferrule, coarsely woven ribbon of silk and silver-gilt through the eyelets
Dimensions
  • Sword and scabbard together length: 58.5cm (Note: Sword cannot be removed from scabbard)
  • Widest part circumference: 6.4cm
Credit line
Given anonymously
Collection
Accession Number
T.5&a-1934

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record createdOctober 3, 2007
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