Object Detail

Sword Cane, blade tapers 13mm at hilt to fine point. Fuller groove each side for 520mm from hilt. Blade lightly etched with foliage, showing traces of gold filling. Stick is rough, carrying bark and trimmed off shoots. A piece of solid horn is pinned on at 90° for the handle, carved with a heraldic lion holding three leaves. Blade length 680mm.
CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons sword ~ cutlass
CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons swordcane
Sword: L810 x W100 x H30 mm
Cane: L720 x Dia.25 mm
Media/Materials description
Steel (Metals - Ferrous)
Indeterminate (Woods)
History and use
Typically a sword cane or swordstick differs from a sword and sheath as the blade is concealed within the cane. This sword cane is representative of a popular self defence item and fashion accessory of the eighteenth century.

This object was donated by the Marks family. The Marks family was a prominent Brisbane family that made significant contributions to the fields of science and medicine.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
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