Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1380-1395

Object Number

IX.14

Physical Description

Hilt: consisting of a large wheel pommel and having a crossguard with straight fan shaped quillons. The grip is missing, exposing the heavy tang.
Blade: long, straight double edged terminating in a point and being of flattened diamond section.
The whole sword is heavily corroded.

Featured in

Hundred Years War

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 1285 mm (50.6 in), blade length: 1092 mm (43 in) Weight: 1528 gm (3 lb 6 oz)

Associations

Places Europe

Bibliographic References

C. Paggiarino, The Royal Armouries, masterpieces of medieval and renaissance arms and armour, Milan, 2011, volume 1

A.R. Dufty, European Swords and Daggers in the Tower of London, HMSO 1974, Plate 4c

Notes

In the catalogue of 1859 this sword is described as having been taken from the tomb of a count of Treves. The story is found in Hewitt, 'History of the Armouries'; it was no 18 in Queen Elizabeth's Armoury, and illustrated in initial letter to Chapter II.