Object Title

Glaive

Glaive

Date

1500-1530

Object Number

VII.1727

Provenance

Transferred from Woolwich Rotunda 1978 (1873 cat. No. 1597).

Physical Description

Single edged blade with spear-point sharpened on both edges for ten inches of length. Hexagonal socket with rope-turned collar at base. The head is secured to the haft by two long langets.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 2470 mm (97 in), length of blade: 590 mm (23.5 in), maximum width of blade: 63 mm (2.5 in), length of langets: 280 mm (11 in) Weight: 9 lb 1 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

Haft stamped: MA 1597

Associations

Places Rhodes

Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1873: 117, MA 1597.

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1889: 124, no. 12/57.

J P Kaestlin, Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery, London, 1963: 43, no. 12/45.

Norman, A.V.B. and Wilson, G.M. Teasures from the Tower of London, 1982, pp.63-64, No.44 (ill.).