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Medieval Long Sword

Period:
Medieval
Description:
This is the classic type of medieval sword that most children are familiar with.  It has a long flat blade with a central groove, crossbar quillions and a wheel shaped pommel.  Although the grip is missing, the handle has been designed for use in one hand but is just large enough to accomodate two.  Swords like this were primarily a horsemans weapon but could also be used on foot.
Place of Production:
Europe
Materials/Media:
Iron, steel
Dimensions:
blade 1070mm, hilt 212mm
Source:
Dean Castle
Accession number:
MA/S4
Digital Number:
EAAM094n
Creation Date:
1350 - 1400
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council