Iron of duplex construction. Conventional form with raised rolled neck arm cuts. Struck with a mark (under paint) evidently the Armourer's Company mark. Musket ball proof to the left side. Made of two separate laminations with distinct evidence of that construction at the rolls. Notably, it produces a clear bell like tone upon striking indicating a good forge weld bond between the two plates which begs the suggestion that the separation of the layers was intended to increase bullet resistance. The left waist alignment plate removed, the right detached. Worn English Antique Dealers export certification. 18" height along ridge. Provenance: Hengrave Hall, near Bury St. Edmund, Suffolk.