With tapering double-edged blade of flattened diamond section, the hilt with straight tapering quillons of flattened octagonal section downcurved at the tips, large wheel pommel, and cord-bound leather-covered wooden grip (the surface pitted overall)
86.7 cm. blade
Provenance: Christie's London, Antique Arms and Armour, 20 July 1983, lot 26
This sword is similar in form to the well-known Battle Abbey sword, now in the Royal Museum of Scotland, which can be dated between 1417 and 1437. See Laking II, pp. 261-5 and R. Marks & P. Williamson, Gothic Art for England 1400-1547, Victoria & Albert Museum, 2003, p. 202, cat. no. 61
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