English arming sword letter opener — Royal Armouries collection


This English Arming Sword Letter Opener is part of our Royal Armouries Collection. A range of authentic arms and armour replicas which gives our customers the chance to own and display their own little piece of history. From the initial selection to the final prototype the museum's expert curators in armour and edged weapons have been personally involved. These replicas accurately capture the dimensions and materials of the original pieces in our collection, with a huge amount of attention to detail.

Medieval English Arming Swords are rare pieces to find and the site in which this sword was discovered in unknown. Despite that we know it is English in original due to its decoration and that it was produced in the mid-13th Century. The cross guard depicts mythical creatures including a Gryphon and Wyvern. It also, and importantly, depicts Babewyns, these are grotesque gargoyles with no bodies but a head and tiny legs, often used in architecture. Similar Babewyns to those on this sword are found in contemporary English manuscript illustrations.

This stunning replica comes in an attractive black Royal Armouries presentation box, to display your sword in the best possible way. It is also easily removable so can be used perfectly as a letter opener or paper knife.

This mini sword letter openers is compatible with the following display stands;


  • Please be aware that under UK law you must be aged 18 or over to purchase any of our blades.
  • Select our Age Verification shipping option at checkout to proceed with purchase of any swords, daggers or letter openers.

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Museum Number: IX: 5614

Material: Metal

Packaging: Boxed



Total Length: 20.5cm

Blade Length: 16.5cm

Cross-Guard Width: 4cm

Blade Width (Base): 1.26cm

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  • Collections can be made from the shop at Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds during opening hours.
  • You will be notified via email once your order is ready for collection.
  • Once you receive this notification, we will hold your order for 7 days.
  • Please bring your order confirmation and ID that matches the name on the order.
  • Limited short stay, road-side parking is available on Clarence Road or Citipark operate the nearby Leeds Dock multi-storey car park. Please note that parking charges may apply.

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All international orders will be sent by courier. The estimated delivery time for European deliveries is 7-10 working days and 10-14 working days for rest of the world, however this is not guaranteed. 

Please note that some products are not available to ship outside of the UK. A full list can be found on the Restricted Items page. Orders placed with a non-UK delivery address that include a restricted item may be subject to cancellation and a refund will be issued. If you are unsure, please contact us before ordering.

Please be advised that you are responsible for any import duty that may be charged on delivery of your order. If you are unsure, we advise you to check with your own customs and excise department before placing an order.

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****Please be advised that you are responsible for any import duty that may be charged on delivery of your order. If you are unsure, we advise you to check with your own customs and excise department before placing an order.

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