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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Swords

Scottish broadsword

Period:
17th Century
Description:

Scottish broadswords such as this object have a wide, sweeping attack that was used on the field of battle to slash opponents. This 17th century broadsword is two-handed, which would have allowed the sword to have been wielded with a lot of power. The sword has a broad, double-edged blade with a single fuller. Its hilt has upturned shell guards, counter curved quillons, an uncovered tang and a cushion-shaped pommel.

Place of Production:
Scotland
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000083
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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