English Broadsword

VAFO00000327_D_1.jpg
VAFO00000327.jpg

Title

English Broadsword

Description

Further simplification of the brass bilobate style is evident in this example. Although the triple tail at the knuckle bow's base is still present, only two branches remain on each side - with the lower one retaining the curved form of earlier days. Note the large brass ropes encircling the grip, as well as the ball pommel and separate capstan (both ferrules are replacements). Its double-edged straight blade includes a center ridge.

Length: 41 1/3"
Blade: 35 1/2" x 1 3/8"
Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Hilt: Brass

Source

George C. Neumann, Swords and Blades of the American Revolution, (Harrisburg: Stackpole Books, 1973), 104. (129.S)

Date

c. 1740-1760

Rights

George C. Neumann Collection, Valley Forge National Historical Park

Identifier

VAFO 327

Original Format

Photograph