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LCW - The Art of Sword-Making

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  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
 £12

Swords have been an iconic element of the British Army’s arsenal throughout its history, from the cut-and-thrust of the battlefield to modern-day ceremonial use.

Curator Sophie Stathi begins this special evening event by outlining the history of swords in the British Army, showing how their design has evolved based on their function as a weapon of war and a symbol of power. Sophie showcases the range of swords that the National Army Museum holds, including some not normally on public display, and describes the work that goes into preserving them for posterity.

Following this, Robert Pooley — founder of Pooley Sword, the leading supplier of swords to the British Armed Forces — explains how today’s ceremonial swords are made. Presenting a selection of blades at different stages of completion, Robert demonstrates the techniques that go into making each sword and the unique heritage that influences their design.


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  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
 £12

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2024-05-16 18:30 2024-05-16 18:30 Europe/London LCW - The Art of Sword-Making Two talks on the history of swords in the British Army and how they are made today. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2024/05/16/lcw-the-art-of-sword-making-382344 National Army Museum,Royal Hospital Road, London,London,

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National Army Museum,

Royal Hospital Road, London,
London,
SW3 4HT

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