The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Sword
  • Sword
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • France
  • c. 1300
  • Iron and steel
  • Length: 85.7 cm
    Width: 4.7 cm
    Weight: 1.16 kg
  • A459
  • European Armoury I
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  • Sword, the hilt comprising a hHeavy wheel-type pommel, the faces formed into flattened cones, giving it nearly the same thickness in section as in diameter; straight four-sided guard, beveled to an almost octagonal section swelling slightly at the ends; the tang has a marked and sudden hollow on both sides which constitutes the base of the fuller of the blade; the grip missing. The blade itself is two-edged and slightly tapering, and has a marked central fuller on both sides flanked with ridged borders, varying in width and running nearly to the point.