Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1400-1432

Object Number

IX.32

Provenance

Purchased from the Bernal sale, Christie and Manson, 5 March-30 April, 1855 (lot number to be found).

Physical Description

Stated to be similar to IX.25 (check), the quillons and guard filed in a roped pattern, the pommel and terminals with a scallop shell design. A mark inlaid in brass on the blade. Straight, double-edged blade tapering slightly to spear tip. Shallow central fuller; blade of flattened oval section.

Featured in

Hundred Years War

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 1123 mm (44.2 in), Length of blade: 919 mm (36.2 in) Weight: 3 lb 14 oz

Associations

Places Europe

Notes

Compare with IX.25 (on loan to Hampton Court Palace). The inventory binder includes a handwritten note which says that there there is a similar sword at Hampton Court - it is likely that this was IX.25.