A 12th-13th century medieval English sword
in excavated condition, with large flattened wheel pommel, straight crossguard, double-edged blade with wide central fuller, remaining blade length 50cm,
overall length 68cm
(tip broken, hilt detached)
Notes: This sword was recovered 35 years ago from Caynton Caves near Shifnal. Although local mythology ties this cavern system to the Knights Templar, some historians believe the caves to be 19th century in date. Nevertheless, this sword is a historically interesting find and certainly warrants further research.
Sold for £520
Please see additional images - the slight patches of shininess to the sword are remnants of an unfortunate attempt to be varnished by the schoolchildren of the original owner, who found it whilst overseeing a school trip in the caves.
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