Thursday, July 05, 2012

Practice Longswords

A useful post on practice longswords, both extant and in iconography. My thanks to Hugh Knight for spotting this.

However, only 15-18 are known to be preserved in various collections and for this very reason, we would like to ask for your help in locating more of these swords! We need to pool and organize our resources so we can contact as many museums and collections as possible. We need to do this in an organized manner so we don’t all rush to the same museum bombarding them with email. Preferably we should also get people to take responsibility for investigating what is in their own country, since that makes communication so much easier.

If you would like to join us in this project, then please contact me at

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