"Two handed sword" in Royal Armouries

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"Two handed sword" in Royal Armouries

Postby Thearos » 29 Dec 2019 01:45

https://collections.royalarmouries.org/ ... ct-26.html

This is, I assume, a garden or common longsword-- but the weight seems pretty considerable to me. Am I wrong ? Could this be a sword of office ? The RA at Leeds doesn't seem to find anything strange.
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Re: "Two handed sword" in Royal Armouries

Postby Dan Howard » 12 Feb 2020 16:41

I'd bet money that the weight is wrong. Incorrect weights are more common than many think in museum catalogs. The dimensions suggest that its weight should be under 2 kg.
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Postby Ty N. » 22 Feb 2020 16:53

If it was made for display (note it looks pristine for its age), the weight and balance may not be ideal for actual wielding.
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Re: "Two handed sword" in Royal Armouries

Postby admin » 24 Apr 2020 10:31

I don't know... That is a pretty large proportioned sword and 2kg big longswords are actually not uncommon in collections.
http://www.antique-swords.co.uk/

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Re: "Two handed sword" in Royal Armouries

Postby Thearos » 01 Jul 2020 18:11

This is where someone should step in saying "I've actually held this and though it's hefty it's so beautifully balanced that it feels alive in the hand" etc etc
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