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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Swords

German processional two-handed sword

Period:
16th Century
Description:

This object is a large two-handed sword that was made to impress rather than as a weapon. Swords like this would have been used to thrill the crowds at parades, gatherings, and other civic events.

 

The sword features a fig-shaped pommel that surmounts a leather-covered grip. The sword's hilt also featured a slightly downturned crossguard with scrolled terminals.

Place of Production:
Germany
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000172
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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