These replicas are impressive in both their look and feel, accurately capturing the dimensions, materials and processes of the originals with tremendous attention to detail. The Royal Armouries is delighted that enthusiasts will now be able to enjoy these objects ‘at first hand’.
Two-handed swords were one of several types of weapon used at tournaments for fighting on foot at the barriers. This mini replica is based on an English sword dating to the late 15th and early 16th centuries, although such swords remained in use until the mid 16th century.
Probably English, about 1500; modern wooden grip and leather binding.