In excavated condition, with wide sharply tapering blade of hollowed flattened diamond section, the hilt comprising flat quillons tapering towards the slightly downbent tips, later cord-bound leather-covered grip, and thick compressed wheel pommel with circular recess on each side.
66.8 cm. blade, 82.5 cm. overall
Sold for £10,625 inc. premium
Provenance: Conte de Richebourg. Aquired from Robert-Jean Charles, Paris, 1937
Literature: Ada Bruhn Hoffmeyer, Middelalderens tveæggede Sværd, 1954, vol II, pp. 25 and 95, pl. 29b Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 58, pp. 84 and 85, fig. 21
The pommel conforms to Oakeshott's Type J. For a similar sword see Ewart Oakeshott, Records Of The Medieval Sword, 1991, p. 134, XV.8 and p. 177, XVIII.6 for a related sword in the Royal Armouries, Leeds.