Two swords – Ipswich Museum

For this episode, I revisit a museum featured in season 1 – Ipswich Museum. This time, Tim Rousham from the visitor services team at the museum discusses two pattern-welded swords from the 9th century AD. Tune in to this episode to learn more about designing beautiful and effective swords and how their shape changed over time and why.

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Close-up of the swords
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The pommel of the Kersey Sword
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The Kersey Sword under x-ray

 

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The Orwell Sword under x-ray
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Modern example of a pattern-welded blade

 

Alternatively you can listen to it and the rest of season 2 here:

The prisons – Colchester Castle Past Matters

  1. The prisons – Colchester Castle
  2. A pair of huia birds – The Horniman Museum & Gardens
  3. Two swords – Ipswich Museum
  4. 1960s clock – Museum of the Home
  5. ‘Schooner approaching the harbour’ – Compton Verney
  6. Two smocks – The MERL
  7. A patera – The Roman Baths, Bath
  8. Three ceilings – Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
  9. Axminster carpet – Harewood House
  10. ‘Colt hunting in the New Forest’ – Palace House

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