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The Sword

Great Sword

Period:
16th Century
Description:
The Great Sword is well named, it has a fig shaped pommel and straight no-nonsense quillions at either end of a large grip (leather over twine), to provide a good two-handed grip, and a wide blade made from a flattened hexagonal section which is over a meter long. 
Place of Production:
Switzerland or Germany
Materials/Media:
steel, leather
Dimensions:
blade 1005mm, hilt 375mm
Source:
Dean Castle
Accession number:
MA/S8
Digital Number:
EAAM101a, b, c
Creation Date:
circa 1500
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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