The Sword of Bannockburn (#1317)

The Sword of Bannockburn

C. 1400-1425, Type XIV blade.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art.


This is an extremely rare surviving example of a type of sword carried by Scottish knights. A similar sword is represented on a funeral monument believed to be that of Robert de Greenlaw (died 1411) at Kinkell, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The original resides in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, having been bequeathed to the museum in the late 1970s from a private collection. The single-handed, double-edged sword is a unique take on the standard nightly arming sword designs, with upswept and flared cross guard matched with the classic wheel pommel with a peen block. The sword is named after the Scottish hero, Robert the Bruce, who united the clans during the war of Scottish independence and eventually turned the tide in the battle of Bannockburn.  
Blade Material: 5160 High Carbon Steel
Blade length: 32.5″
Total length: 42.5″
Blade width at base: 2″
Weight: 3 lbs  3 oz

600.00 USD755.00 USD