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Solid half-basket hilted sword
Solid half-basket hilted sword, which belonged to Admiral Thomas Barnardiston (1833-1907). The hilt of the sword consists of a gilt solid half-basket guard, with raised bars and a crown and anchor badge. There is a folding flap on the inside of the guard. The sword has a lion's-head pommel and back-piece, the mane extending the length of the back-piece. The fish-skin grip is bound with gilt wires. The sword knot consists of blue and gold rope, with a vellum basketwork head and twelve gold bullions. The flat-backed steel blade is slightly curved with a double-edged spear point.
- Image reference: E1111
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London