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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Swords

Medieval war sword

Period:
Middle Ages
Description:

European war sword, dating from the High Middle Ages. The war sword features a simple cruciform hilt and a faceted mushroom-shaped pommel. This war sword is a double-edged, single handed weapon. In the late Middle Ages, these kind of blades were superseded by the two-handed arming sword, that could deliver more powerful blows and wreak more damage on the battlefield.

Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000179
Creation Date:
c. 12th century
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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