Sir James Douglas's Sword

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This is said to be the actual sword Sir James Douglas took into battle at Teba.
 
If you look closely you can see a heart in gold along its blade

Comments:
1.  The pommel and blade both belong to the late C13 to mid C14th. Almost a text book Oakshott XIIIb.
2.  The heart was not adopted by the Douglas family as a crest til after Teba
3.  I have found no source to confirm that James Douglas's sword was recovered from the battlefield. However, if there was an opportunity to take his heart home, there would have been an opportunity to take his sword home too.

See also:

1.  Sword presented to Sir James

2.  Douglas swords



The image of Sir James at Teba comes courtesy of Andrew Spratt

 

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