Product images of Sword
We use a 280gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.
Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
Read more about our fine art prints.
Manufactured in the UK
All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.
We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
This sword is of a type popular in the Royal Navy towards the end of the 18th century. The long, uniformity tapered blade seems to show a compromise between the fighting sword used for cutting and that used for thrusting and the finish of the weapon, together with its relative lightness of weight suggests that it might possibly have doubled as both a fighting and a dress sword though it would not have replaced the small sword for dress ashore. Cullum was making swords at Charing Cross between 1752 and 1796/7 but the sword has been provisionally dated by reference to a portrait in the N.M.M. of Admiral Kempenfelt and to another of Captain Bentinck as both officers have similar swords represented in their paintings. It may be assumed that the sword was worn by any officer without regard to rank. See also WPN1268.
- Image reference: E5472
- National Maritime Museum