A Knightly ‘Sword of War’, c. 1300 - 50

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Item ref: 3009

  • Northern Europe
  • Iron and latten
  • 124.5 cm / 49 in


Private collection, Europe
Private collection, United Kingdom

There is an interesting circular mark upon both sides of this sword's tang, which may have been a cutler’s mark, placed by the craftsman who fitted the hilt to the blade.

These marks may be seen in various forms on similar swords, a good example being on a sword in the Royal Armouries, Leeds (Acc. No. IX.915), which consists of a series of deeply-incised parallel lines.