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


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


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.