Shrewsbury medieval sword. Hand and half sword of medieval English knights. Shrewsbury is an old English town with a Benedictine monastery. Brother Cadfael, a famous TV series with Derek Jacobi was connected to this town and abbey.
Ships in 7-14 days
Warning: Last items in stock!
Hand and half sword of English knights.
Guard decorated by crosses.
Black leather scabbard with steel fittings.
Overall Length: 47".
Blade: 36 3/16".
4 lb 2.3 oz.
Shrewsbury is the county town of Shropshire, in the West Midlands region of England. Lying on the River Severn, it is a civil parish home to some 70,000 inhabitants, and is the primary settlement and headquarters of Shropshire Council. It is the second largest town in the ceremonial county of Shropshire, after Telford.
Shrewsbury is a historic market town with the town centre having a largely unaltered medieval street plan. The town features over 660 historic listed buildings, including several examples of timber framing from the 15th and 16th century. Shrewsbury Castle, a red sandstone castle fortification, and Shrewsbury Abbey, a former Benedictine monastery, were founded in 1074 and 1083 respectively, by the Norman Earl of Shrewsbury, Roger de Montgomery. The town hosts one of the oldest and largest horticultural events in the country, Shrewsbury Flower Show, and is known for its floral displays, having won various awards since the turn of the 21st century, including Britain in Bloom in 2006.