Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1380-1395

Object Number

IX.14

Provenance

In the catalogue of 1859 this sword is described ashaving been taken 'from the tomb of aCount of Treves'. The story is found in Hewitt's 'History of the Armouries'.

Physical Description

The hilt consists of a large wheel pommel and a cross-guard with'fan-shaped' splayed terminals. The grip is missing, exposing the robust tang.
The thin, straigh,t double-edged blade is comparatively long, terminating in a poin. It is of flattened diamond section.
The whole sword is heavily corroded.

Featured in

Hundred Years War

Techniques

Handmade

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength1092 mm
OverallLength1285 mm
OverallWeight1528 g

Associations

Places Europe

Bibliographic References

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

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

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 the Armouries'. It was no. 18 in 'Queen Elizabeth's Armoury', and illustrated inthe initial letter to Chapter II.