The Legend of the Sockburn Worm
The Sockburn Worm was well-known through the 14th century as a dangerous dragon which had ravaged the area, near Durham England, regularly killing and eating almost all of the nearby livestock.
Finally, in the 14th century, Sir John Conyers slew the worm, wearing a suit of armor studded with blades. He struck the fatal blow with his falchion sword, which achieved fame of its own.
Even in modern times, the sword has always formally presented by the Lord of Sockburn to each new Bishop of Durham.
The story of Sir John Conyers' victory is written in and old English story; "Sir John Conyers, Knt., slew yt monstrous and poysonous vermine or wyverne, and aske or werme, wh overthrew and devoured many people in fight, for yt ye sent of yt poison was so strong yt no person might abyde it."
Based on the famous Sir John Conyers Falchion, ours has a brass pommel and guard, leather wrapped grip. Note: scabbard is no longer available.
Overall - 29"
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