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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Chopper-shaped sword made of iron, wood.

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 66.5 centimetres
    • Width: 7.5 centimetres (Blade)
    • Diameter: 5.5 centimetres (Handle)
    • Weight: 1260 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Register comments: 'Chopper-shaped weapon, the broad single-edged iron blade ornamented with incised lines and scrolls produced by punching, and fixed into a stout wooden handle having a broad polygonal iron ferule round the junction end. This is probably one of the "four different swords from the Chittagong Hills", bought at the Stuart sale in 1830 by Mr J. Bridge. Pres. by A. Bridge Esq. June 26 1872.'

    Given by Arthur Bridge, 26/6/1872. Christy Additions (1868-77), p.245, no.4.


  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Probably purchased by John Bridge at Stuart Sale, Christie's, 12/6/1830, Lot 5 - see registration Slip.

  • Department


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • As1872C1.8333 (old CDMS no.)
Chopper-shaped sword made of iron, wood.



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