ONE-HANDED SWORD Westminster Psalter XIII. century FULL TANG with stone

$535.88
Availability: Last pieces in stock
(catalogue number: AES29)

Single-handed Medieval Sword handmade by Arma Epona Smithy, swordsmaker of high quality weapons.

  • Material: 54SiCr6 high carbon steel
  • Hardness: 52-54 HRC
  • Blade: blunt / sharp
  • Overall length: 93 cm
  • Blade: 75 cm
  • Width of the blade: 4.4 cm
  • Grip: 10.5 cm (leather part)
  • Guard: 20cm
  • Full-Tang construction. Read more ...

This sword (1250 or later) is inspired by illuminations in the Westminster Psalter. It is an English illuminated psalter of about 1200, with some extra sheets with tinted drawings added around 1250. It is the oldest surviving psalter used at Westminster Abbey. It joined the Old Royal Library as part of the collection of John Theyer, bought by Charles II of England in 1678. Both campaigns of decoration, both the illuminations of the original and the interpolated full-page drawings, are important examples of English manuscript painting from their respective periods. 

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