Henry VIII sabre letter opener — Royal Armouries collection


Based on the original Henry VIIl Sabre (IX.634), which is part of the museum's collection, and dates to 1500AD, this miniature replica is produced from stainless steel and features a slightly curved grip and a 'beaked' pommel. The cross-guard exhibits a serpentine design which leads to a, 24cm long, curved blade (which is blunt for safety). The fuller of the blade is shallow and runs two-thirds of its length.

Weapons such as the original Sabre are illustrated in Flemish or South German manuscripts and the engraving on this particular blade has been compared to that visible on the armour of King Henry VIII (II.5).

Sabres are a type of backsword which have a single edged blade and usually a large guard to protect the hand. Although more commonly used in relatively modern warfare of the 19th Century, sabre-like, curved backswords date back to the early medieval period.

With the Henry VIII Sabre Letter Opener you can take home your own miniature piece of history. Complete with a Royal Armouries presentation box, this stylish mini sword is perfect for use as a letter opener or purely for decorative value, and will take pride of place in any home.


  • 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.

Museum Number: IX.634

Material: Stainless Steel

Packaging: Boxed

Packaging Dimensions: Approx. 34.5 x 9 x3cm

Scabbard: No



Total Length: 31.5cm

Cross-Guard Width: 5cm

Blade Width (Base): 1cm

We process orders daily, Monday to Friday.

Delivery Option

Delivery Time


Collect instore (Leeds Museum Shop)



UK Standard
Royal Mail

3 - 5 Working days


48 Hour Express

2 Working days £10.00
(£12.50 with Age Check)

Next Day

Next working day
on orders placed before 1pm

(£14.50 with Age Check)

International Shipping costs will be calculated at checkout based on destination and weight.****
Express Delivery is not available on international orders.


Please note that it is the customer's responsibility to ensure that there is someone available at the delivery address to accept the parcel. Any parcels that are undelivered, due to nobody being available at the delivery address or incorrect address being provided, or subsequently uncollected from pick-up location, will be returned to sender. We will automatically issue a refund for all products once they have been received back at the museum, however, the cost paid for shipping is non-refundable.

Age verification

All sales of replica blades, replica firearms and alcohol require age verification, therefore, these can only be sent with the Parcelforce Age Check service (24 or 48).

Collect in store

If you choose to collect in store, we will send you a notification once your order is ready to collect. Collections can be made from the shop at Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds during opening hours. You will be required to show your order confirmation email and a form of ID for 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.

International shipping outside the UK

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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