Metal detecting holidays in England

with the Worlds most successful metal detecting club

Twinned with Midwest Historical Research Society USA

Sword, Dagger and Musket


C1000 BC Bronze Age decorated sword blade fragment

C1000 BC Bronze Age sword blade fragment



Medieval sword blade


15thC silver inlaid dagger handle
19thC Dagger quillion
Musket plate ? SGT Huggons York

c 550 AD Saxon gold dagger pommel

Medieval dagger chapes

Post medieval dagger chape


18thC musket ramrod guides


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




17thC gun powder measures

Cap for the powder horn and measure for the gunpowder





18thC bayonet frogs




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