Object Title

Glaive

Glaive

Date

1471-1499

Object Number

VII.958

Provenance

Old Tower collection

Physical Description

Long convex single-edged blade with straight back, the last 135 mm widening to form a false edge. The socket folds over to the outside where it is attached to a modern wooden haft by a flattened domed nail each side. The socket terminates in a flattened rolled rondel. The haft has a domed nail in the upper end and a hole drilled through the lower end. The head is not secure on the haft, the tip of the blade is missing, and there is some wear around the socket.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 2605 mm (102.6 in), length of head: 650 mm (25.6 in), max. width of blade: 62 mm (2.4 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places Europe