Object Title

Sword - Hand-and-a-half

Sword - Hand-and-a-half

Date

1290-1350

Object Number

IX.2155

Provenance

Purchased in 1981 from the Mann Collection

Physical Description

Hilt of iron consisting of a pommel shaped approximately like a diamond with rounded corners and of rectangular section. It is set on the tang diagonally. Straight quillons of rectangular section, 292mm long. Straight, double-edged blade rounded at the tip and with a shallow fuller of about 254 inches long near the hilt. The whole is very heavily corroded.

Featured in

Hundred Years War

Techniques

Forging

Materials

Dimensions

OverallLength1215 mm
OverallWeight1162 g
BladeLength993 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Places Europe

Notes

Pommel of Oakeshott's Type F, which he dates 1175-1275, see also his fig.95. The quillons are of his style 1, and the blade is of his type XIIIA which he dates about 1290-1340.