Sword with a straight, double-edged, rapier blade with a single fuller and short ricasso. A fragmentary guard suggesting that it had spatulate quillons and a disc pommel. The object is heavily corroded with substantial losses and lamination.
- 16thC (Late, possibly.)
- Made in: Ireland (Possibly)
- (Europe,British Isles,Ireland)
- Length: 906 millimetres (Overall length)
- Length: 765 millimetres (Blade length)
- Weight: 446 grammes
Object description by T.Richardson, Royal Armouries. November 2008.
15 April 1993
Light surface clean. Lacquer to improve (slightly darken) appearance. Secure loose guard.
Slight rust spots. Slightly flaky. Guard loose.
Cleaned mechanically using air-abrasive, aluminium oxide powder. Lacquered using 10% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer), applied using brush. Guard secured using HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate).
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- AL116/177 (Royal Armouries Number)
Object reference number: MCN8210