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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Swords

German arming sword

Period:
16th Century
Description:

A sword such as this object would have been used in combat when a solider was 'armed'. The robust, sharply pointed blade would have easily cut and overpowered opponents on the field of battle and would have effectively been able to attack mail and bash plate armour. This German arming sword features a twsited perfume stopper pommel, and twisted terminals on its quillons. There are remnants of gilding at the base of the grip and is notable for its unusual trapezium-shaped fingerloop.

Place of Production:
Germany
Dimensions:
L: 123cm
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000141
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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