Object Title

Welsh Hook

Welsh Hook



Object Number



HaftLength167 cm
HaftWidth3.5 cm
OverallLength201 cm
SpikeLength22.5 cm
SpikeWidth1.5 cm
BladeLength28 cm
BladeWidth3 cm
HeadLength34 cm
HeadWidth20 cm


Places England

Bibliographic References

C ffoulkes, Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London, 2 vols, London, 1916, II, p. 236.

C. Blair 'Welsh Bills, Glaives, and Hooks'', Journal of the Arms and Armour Society, XVI, No. 2, March 1999, pp. 71-85, at p. 80 - mention as part of run VII.820-827 in list of examples of this weapon then known to the author.


See entry for VII.820 for information on this type of weapon generally, for a list of all examples in the Royal Armouries, and for a list of those which are closely similar to the present example.