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Espada. Francia. c. 1300. Acero o hierro. Long.: 85.7 cm; Anch.: 4.7 cm; Peso: 1.16 kg  Wallace Collection A459

Espada. Francia. c. 1300. Acero o hierro. Long.: 85.7 cm; Anch.: 4.7 cm; Peso: 1.16 kg Wallace Collection A459

Double-Edged Sword - 13th century (c. 1250-1330, German made) - On one side there is an indecipherable inscription (‘+NDXOXCHWDRCHWDRCHDXORUN’) inlaid in gold wire

Sword with mystery inscription - found River Witham Lincolnshire - Can you decipher it?

Knightly Sword  England, 1250-1330  The British Museum

British Museum - Medieval Sword, Oakeshott Type X, circa CE. A fine example of the classic ‘knightly’ sword. This double-edged sword was found in the River Witham near Lincoln.

Oakeshott type XV, Circa 1330  Medium: Steel; Silver; Leather  Measurements: L 1085 mm; W (over guard) 200 mm; L (blade) 884 mm; W (blade) 54 mm; WT 2 kg  This sword was found in the Thames with the metal pieces of its scabbard.

Dated: Circa 1330 Medium: Steel; Leather Measurements: L 1085 mm; W (over guard) 200 mm; L (blade) 884 mm; W (blade) 54 mm; WT 2 kg This sword was found in the Thames during the

Longsword (“hand-and-a-half” sword) Origin Germany or Switzerland, 1350-1425 Materials Steel and iron Measure O.L. 47 1/4"; blade L. 36 1/8"; blade width at hilt 5.4 cm; crossbar 24.0 cm Weight 3 lb. 3 oz.

Longsword ("hand-and-a-half" sword), Germany or perhaps Switzerland. HAM The Higgins Armory Museum.

Imperial Sword (Sword of St. Maurice) This magnificent scabbard of this sword was probably produced around 1084 in Italy for the coronation of the Emperor henry IV, ca 1084 A.D.

Imperial Sword (Sword of St. Maurice) This magnificent scabbard of this sword was probably produced around 1084 in Italy for the coronation of the Emperor henry IV, ca 1084 A.

Medieval Sword of Oakeshott Type X. 14th century double edged sword:, straight fullered blade with Istanbul armoury mark for Topkapi

Medieval Sword of Oakeshott Type X. century double edged sword:, straight fullered blade with Istanbul armoury mark for Topkapi

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Long swords, designed to be held using both hands, first became fashionable in the early In 1510 King Henry VIII himself fought in a tournament with a two-handed sword. This one was found in the Thames near Kew, and probably dates from around

Sword This sword was found in the Thames during the building of the first Westminster Bridge in 1742. It must have been lost or deliberately thrown into the river in its scabbard. Although the wood and leather scabbard had rotted away, the silver mounts by which it was attached to the sword belt were still in place on the blade.  Production Date: Late Medieval; early-mid 14th century

Medieval iron sword with a round pommel. This sword was found in the river Thames. The upper mount of scabbard is engraved with a stag's head and the words "wist.i wist.i" ("I knew, I knew") 1330 AD - 1340 AD, Museum of London

An Italian sword, from the first half of the 14th century. Possibly an Oakeshott Type XVI.   From Fischer Auctions September 2014 Arms Auction.

An Italian sword, from the first half of the century. Possibly an Oakeshott Type XVI. From Fischer Auctions September 2014 Arms Auction.

Lovely pommel. Cocked hat type. 2 of 2.

The fuller is rather narrow, which might classify it as a type XI according to Oakeshott´s typology, but this is one of those swords that fall a bit outside the norm in this typological system.

Battle of Bannockburn 14th century sword

Battle of Bannockburn

An extract from Michael Cornell& & a history of the battle which throws new light on the event and the impact of the battle& legacy.

14th century sword for the best man. The best man's job at the wedding was a good swordsman who ensured the wedding would not be interrupted.

European Sword Dated: first half of the century Culture: French Measurements: overall lenght cm Source: Copyright © 2013 Fischer Kunst und Antiquitätenauktionen

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