SEMINAR: UP TO THE HILT: EUROPEAN SWORDS AND DAGGERS

European swords

10:30am Saturday 20th April 2013 - 4:30pm Saturday 20th April 2013 at Leeds

SOLD OUT

Saturday 20 April 2013
10.30am – 4.30pm
Leeds
£30

Robert Woosnam-Savage – Curator of European Edged Weapons, Royal Armouries

Join our expert guide and handle European swords and daggers specially chosen from the Royal Armouries collections.

The seminar will illustrate the development of the sword and dagger over 3000 years and the dilemma between creating weapons for cut or thrust, or both.

Come to grips with important and unique weapons from the Bronze Age and the Middle Ages as well as later rapiers, basket-hilts and small-swords.

You will also handle hunting and military swords and have the rare chance to examine original major fencing manuals.

  • All of the seminars run from 10:30 to 4:30 and take place at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds.
  • Lunch is not provided, but there is a bistro and a café plus a picnic area in the Museum.
  • Booking is essential as the seminars tend to sell out quickly and places are limited to 20 delegates per seminar.

Proof of photographic ID such as passport or driving license is needed for all seminars. Entrance may be denied without suitable identification.

To book

Tel: 0113 220 1888
Email: educate.leeds@armouries.org.uk
Online: Royal Armouries online shop
h2. Visitor Information

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