Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1290-1350

Object Number

IX.2155

Provenance

Purchased from the collection of the late Sir James Mann in 1981

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, 11.75 inches long. Straight, two-edged blade rounded at the tip and with a shallow fuller of about 10 inches long near the hilt. The whole is very heavily corroded.

Featured in

Hundred Years War

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 1215 mm (47.85 in.), Blade length: 993 mm (39.1 in.) Weight: 2 lb. 9 oz.

Associations

Places Europe

Notes

Previously Armouries Loan 23, No.127
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.