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The Gilling Sword dates from the 9th century. It is a beautiful example of an Anglican sword that was found in 1977 in Gilling Beck, Gilling West, near Richmond, North Yorkshire. The double edged blade is pattern welded and the pommel and grip are both ornamented in silver. Portions of the edges could still be considered sharp. Sadly we weren't able to take measurements this time and the photos aren't of the best qualty but all being well we'll be back in the near future to document it much…

The Gilling Sword dates from the 9th century. It is a beautiful example of an Anglican sword that was found in 1977 in Gilling Beck, Gilling West, near Richmond, North Yorkshire. The double edged blade is pattern welded and the pommel and grip are both ornamented in silver. Portions of the edges could still be considered sharp. Sadly we weren't able to take measurements this time and the photos aren't of the best qualty but all being well we'll be back in the near future to document it much…

Kora SwordDated: 19th centuryCulture: Nepalese or Northern...

Kora SwordDated: 19th centuryCulture: Nepalese or Northern...

A European bronze sword, south-central Europe, Bronze Age, circa 12th-10th century B.C.

A European bronze sword, south-central Europe, Bronze Age, circa 12th-10th century B.C.

Rapier     Dated: 16th century     Culture: Spanish     Measurements: overall length 121cm  The sword has a straight, double-edged blade of lenticular section, grooved at the forte, with the inscription “CLEMENS HORNN”. It has a richly chiselled iron hilt featuring remains of silver and gold plating. At the front there’s a large heart-shaped valve, pierced with floral motifs, while at the centre there’s a relieved mask; at the back lies a knuckle-guard decorated en suite. The quillons and…

Rapier Dated: 16th century Culture: Spanish Measurements: overall length 121cm The sword has a straight, double-edged blade of lenticular section, grooved at the forte, with the inscription “CLEMENS HORNN”. It has a richly chiselled iron hilt featuring remains of silver and gold plating. At the front there’s a large heart-shaped valve, pierced with floral motifs, while at the centre there’s a relieved mask; at the back lies a knuckle-guard decorated en suite. The quillons and…

Silver decorated Cup-hilt Rapier Dated: first quarter of the 17th century Place of Origin: Italy Culture: Italian Measurements: 122cm

Silver decorated Cup-hilt Rapier Dated: first quarter of the 17th century Place of Origin: Italy Culture: Italian Measurements: 122cm

16th Century German Rapier

16th Century German Rapier

Spanish Cup-Hilt Rapier  Dated: 17th century (probably with an older blade) Culture: Spanish Measurements: overall length 112 cm; blade length 92 cm

Spanish Cup-Hilt Rapier Dated: 17th century (probably with an older blade) Culture: Spanish Measurements: overall length 112 cm; blade length 92 cm

Two-handed Sword Dated: 16th Century Place of Origin: Germany Medium: steel, leather, iron wire binding Measurements: length 148cm

Two-handed Sword Dated: 16th Century Place of Origin: Germany Medium: steel, leather, iron wire binding Measurements: length 148cm

*Editor's Note: If ever there were a classic, quintessential Oakeshott Type XV sword this is it. Dated: 1350 - 1400 Place of Origin: France or England Medium: Iron or steel, copper and

*Editor's Note: If ever there were a classic, quintessential Oakeshott Type XV sword this is it. Dated: 1350 - 1400 Place of Origin: France or England Medium: Iron or steel, copper and

A cup-hilted rapier,   Spanish, middle of the 17th century. Double edged blade of flattened octagonal section with smith marks on both sides.

A cup-hilted rapier, Spanish, middle of the 17th century. Double edged blade of flattened octagonal section with smith marks on both sides.

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