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Mary Queen of Scots

Swiss Two-Handed Sword

Period:
16th Century
Description:

This is the type of two-handed sword which would have been commonly seen on battlefields in the 16th century including Scotland which was going through violent upheavals at the time. 

 

The baluster shaped leather covered grip is studded with scalloped brass nails and the quillions are slightly depressed towards the blade and also carry a pair of ring-guards on this example.

Place of Production:
Switzerland
Materials/Media:
iron, steel, leather, copper nails
Dimensions:
blade 1135mm, hilt 307mm
Source:
Dean Castle
Accession number:
MA/S11
Digital Number:
EAAM099n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council