Sword of King James IV

  • Swords And Knive
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

This blade belonged to the last "English" Monarch to die in battle. James fell at The Battle of Flodden in 1513. His sword, ring and bloodstained coat were supposedly given to King Henry VIII. A true battle blade, it is 38 inches long and made of steel. It has a rather simple hand guard and unadorned grip. The pommel is plain but does have what appears to be a wrist strap hole. No scabbard has survived. King James (said to have been beheaded in battle), was laid to rest in an unknown and yet to be discovered grave. His sword is kept at The College of Arms in London, England. It is not often shown.