Royal Armouries

Collingwood sword

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Collingwood sword hilt

Decorated with anchors and laurel wreaths and the knuckle-guard is inscribed in letters set with diamonds against a dark blue enamel ground. They read ‘ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN TO DO HIS DUTY’ on the outside, and ‘TRAFALGAR’ on the inside.

  • Collingwood sword hilt

    Decorated with anchors and laurel wreaths and the knuckle-guard is inscribed in letters set with diamonds against a dark blue enamel ground. They read ‘ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN TO DO HIS DUTY’ on the outside, and ‘TRAFALGAR’ on the inside.

  • Collingwood sword hilt

    Decorated with anchors and laurel wreaths and the knuckle-guard is inscribed in letters set with diamonds against a dark blue enamel ground. They read ‘ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN TO DO HIS DUTY’ on the outside, and ‘TRAFALGAR’ on the inside.

  • Collingwood sword ix909 - pommel detail

    18ct gold pommel with an enamelled plaque.

  • Collingwood sword ix909 - hilt

    Decorated with anchors and laurel wreaths and the knuckle-guard is inscribed in letters set with diamonds against a dark blue enamel ground. They read ‘ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN TO DO HIS DUTY’ on the outside, and ‘TRAFALGAR’ on the inside.

  • Collingwood sword ix909 - guard

    ‘Presented by the Corporation of the City of London pursuant to a Vote of Common Council Pafsed on the 26th Nov. 1805. The Right Hon. James Shaw Mayor to Vice Admiral Lord Collingwood for the brilliant & decisive Victory obtained by his Majesty’s

  • Collingwood sword ix909 - grip detail

    Detail of the 18-carat gold hilt, with plaques on the grip enameled with the arms of the City of London, surrounded by small diamonds.

  • collingwood sword hilt

  • Collingwood sword hilt

Date: 1806 | Object number: IX.909

Collingwood sword

Description

Presentation sword to Lord Collingwood from Corporation of the City of London, inscription giving the date 26.11.1805, hallmark with date letter for 1806/7; hilt and scabbard fittings by John Ray and James Montague; retailed by Thomas Harper.

Decorated with anchors and laurel wreaths and the knuckle-guard is inscribed in letters set with diamonds against a dark blue enamel ground. They read ‘ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN TO DO HIS DUTY’ on the outside, and ‘TRAFALGAR’ on the inside.

Overall length: 40 in.
Blade length: 33.2 in.

Weight: 13 oz.

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