Wish List: Sword

June 20, 2004 by
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To take the place of the one that was stolen:


But here’s the one I was really looking for:

An incised slab in the churchyard at Kinkell, Aberdeenshire is believed to be the monument of Robert de Greenlaw, who died in 1411. On the slab, at the figure’s right hip, hangs a sword of very distinctive shape, with a wheel pommel and dramatically down-turned quillons. This replica, made by Del Tin Antiche, Italy, is very similar to that sword, and others found from that period. The same distinctive “claymore” downturned-quillons would later become a hallmark of the famous two-handed swords of the Scots Highlanders. This sword features a steel crossguard and pommel, a wooden grip wrapped in leather, and a fullered steel blade of chrome vanadium steel.


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