Blade of a 'hand and a half' or bastard sword of steel, straight, double-edged of diamond-section, narrowing to a slender point and with a long tang. The whole object is heavily corroded and laminating and has been bent into an S shape. At one side of the blade is stmaped the letter 'A' with a cross below and on the tang is a bladesmith's mark.
- 15thC (early)
- Made in: Europe
- Length: 964 millimetres (Overall length, incorporating bend)
- Length: 882 millimetres (Original blade length prior to bending)
- Length: 1135 millimetres (Original overall length prior to bending)
- Weight: 865 grammes
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription PositionOn blade
Inscription ContentA with a cross beneath
Inscription CommentBladesmith's mark
Object description by T.Richardson, Royal Armouries. November 2008.
Prehistory and Europe
- AL116/200 (Royal Armouries)
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Object reference number: MCN8352
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