The Grimston Sword is a Celtic Iron–Age sword
It was made between 606-508 BC
It was made by a Celtic blacksmith for a Celtic warrior
A Celtic warrior used it in battle
History – Invaders and settlers
Design Technology – Making of the sword/materials
PSHCE – Power and symbolism of the sword in society
You can watch a video on You Tube: 'The Sword's Story', an historic re-tracing of the Grimston Sword built in games design software by James Carter, Michael Brown, Stephen Cullen, Lewis Gohl, Andrew Hutton, Matthew Smart and Ross Nixdorf; BA (hons) Interactive Multimedia students at Hull School of Art and Design. (see Related Links at the bottom of this page).
'We were inspired by the Grimston Sword in the collection at the Hull and East Riding Museum. This Celtic iron age sword is the main focus of our piece, as we chart its journey through history. We have shown the three key points in the life of a sword: its creation, re-discovery, and its place in the museum, to demonstrate that artefacts are not just an object sitting behind glass'.