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Sword, Dagger and Musket

 

C1000 BC Bronze Age decorated sword blade fragment

C1000 BC Bronze Age sword blade fragment

 

c1000 BC Bronze Age sword blase fragment

 

Medieval sword blade

 

15thC silver inlaid dagger handle
19thC Dagger quillion

c 550 AD Saxon gold dagger pommel

Viking sword

Early medieval sword pommel

The pommel, which is hollow and is curved at the base, has 5 lobes and appears to be of the Peterson L Type VI variety (Peterson 1919)

The pommel is of probable Viking/Anglo-Scandinavian origin, a hybrid of both Saxon and Viking styles and dates from the 9th to 11th century

Medieval dagger chapes

Post medieval dagger chape

1500-1700 belt slides

 

 

16th/17thC sword hanger fittings

 

Post Medieval cast copper-alloy sword belt hanger plate from a sword belt, dating to the 16th century AD.

 

 

 

A post medieval copper alloy sword belt hanger dating to the 16th century

 

 

18thC bayonet scabbard tip

Medieval knife pommels

 

 

 

Medieval knife quillions

 

 

 

 

Roman knife pommels

Roman knife/dagger quillions

Medieval knife/dagger quillions

Medieval dagger quillion

A cast copper alloy dagger guard dating from the late Medieval

Quillon guards would have been mounted on a dagger in between the blade and the handle, helping to protect the hand from a blow and also preventing it slipping down the blade

 

 

 

17thC knife quillions