Object Title

Bill

Bill

Date

1500-1599

Object Number

VII.933

Physical Description

Of very small size. Cleaver-like blade, the upper section divided to form a straight top-spike and a curved hook which continues the line of the cutting edge. Near the middle of the back is a spike which curves upwards and outwards in an S-shape, the spikes at the base of the blade are straight, a moulded feature above the socket. The blade tapers from the centre towards each end. Flat, rectangular socket with short langets and modern haft. Traces of an incised pattern remain on the blade.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 298 mm (11.75 in), length of langets: 102 mm (4 in)

Associations

Places England
Italy

Bibliographic References

A.[C.N.] Borg, 'The fighting bill : the Englishman's other weapon' Heritage, 1.1, February 1974, pp. 4-7, at p. 6, illus. no. 6.

Notes

VII.1514 is a bill with a head of similarly small size.