Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1550-1590

Object Number

IX.50

Physical Description

Large, grooved barrel-pommel with button: modern leather grip. The guards comprise two horizontally recurved quillons with spatulate terminals, two large, open ring-guards, pas d'^D^ane [now called arms of the hilt] and two smaller ring-guards below. The last have been filled by two pierced shells, one of which remains. All the bars of the hilt are deeply fluted on both sides. Long, two-edged blade with a short leather bound ricasso, a mark stamped twice on each face.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 1240 mm (48.8 in), blade length: 1026 mm (40.4 in), Weight: 3 lb 12 oz

Associations

Places Germany

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty and A. Borg, European Swords and Daggers in the Tower of London, London, 1974, Pl.13c.

Notes

The blade is not that originally fitted to the hilt. Royal armouries Neg. No. A8/41