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Framed 14th C. English Medieval Iron Riding Sword
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Western Europe, Great Britain, southern England, Dorset, late Medieval Period, ca. 14th century CE. A fine example of a forged-iron riding sword worn when at court, in the presence of royalty, or on a hunt. The double-edged blade boasts a slender profile with a shallow midrib that courses down to the rounded tip which enabled its suppleness and flexibility as well as a lightweight design that would not encumber the wearer. The gently curved guard features tapering quillons that flank the narrow handle and tinned bronze wheel pommel. Riding swords like this example were not meant to be carried into battle due to their relative fragility versus iron or steel armor but faired exceptionally well against hunted prey. Size (sword): 31.25" L x 6.375" W (79.4 cm x 16.2 cm); (frame): 36.8" L x 10.25" W (93.5 cm x 26 cm)

Cf. Withers, Harvey J.S. "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Swords and Sabres." Lorenz Books, London, 2010, p. 111, top example.

Provenance: ex-estate of Eldert Bontekoe, Pegasi Numismatics, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, acquired before 2000

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Pommel is not attached to end of handle as shown. Bending and deformation to blade and handle, with pitting and nicks to blade, guard, and handle, and light encrustations, though everything except pommel is intact. Great patina across all surfaces. Mounted within frame for stability and presentation purposes.
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Western Europe, Great Britain, southern England, Dorset, late Medieval Period, ca. 14th century CE. A fine example of a forged-iron riding sword worn when at court, in the presence of royalty, or on a hunt. The double-edged blade boasts a slender profile with a shallow midrib that courses down to the rounded tip which enabled its suppleness and flexibility as well as a lightweight design that would not encumber the wearer. The gently curved guard features tapering quillons that flank the narrow handle and tinned bronze wheel pommel. Riding swords like this example were not meant to be carried into battle due to their relative fragility versus iron or steel armor but faired exceptionally well against hunted prey. Size (sword): 31.25" L x 6.375" W (79.4 cm x 16.2 cm); (frame): 36.8" L x 10.25" W (93.5 cm x 26 cm)

Cf. Withers, Harvey J.S. "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Swords and Sabres." Lorenz Books, London, 2010, p. 111, top example.

Provenance: ex-estate of Eldert Bontekoe, Pegasi Numismatics, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, acquired before 2000

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#159195
Condition
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Pommel is not attached to end of handle as shown. Bending and deformation to blade and handle, with pitting and nicks to blade, guard, and handle, and light encrustations, though everything except pommel is intact. Great patina across all surfaces. Mounted within frame for stability and presentation purposes.

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