Art of Swords

Sword
/sôrd/
Noun
1. A weapon consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved, pointed blade having one or two cutting edges and set into a hilt.
2. An instrument of death or destruction.

The Bowen Patriotic Fund Sword

  • Swordsmith: Richard Teed
  • Dated:  about 1803
  • Culture: English, London
  • Sword presented to Lieutentant James Bowen, Royal Navy, by Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund

Presented by the Patriotic Fund at Lloyds to Lieutentant James Bowen, Royal Navy, of HMS Loire "who commanded one of her boats engaged in a daring and successful attack on the French National Brig Venteux", close under the batteries of the Isle de Bas, on the 27th June 1803. 

Source & Copyright: Royal Armouries

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