The Wallace Collection

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Two-handed sword
  • Two-handed sword
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • possibly c. 1540
  • Iron or steel, wood, velvet and leather, moulded and chiselled
  • Length: 127.2 cm, blade
    Length: 60.2 cm, grip
    Length: 38 cm, quillons
    Length: 11.5 cm, ricasso
    Width: 4.5 cm
    Weight: 3.8 kg
  • A468
  • European Armoury I
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Further Reading
  • Two-handed sword, having a mushroom-shaped pommel of bright steel, fluted and chiseled; oval-section wooden grip bound with velvet, broken by two oval mouldings bound In leather; horizontally re-curved guard of circular section, moulded and chiselled with formalised monsters' heads and ending in scrolls; side-rings on either side similarly decorated; both crossguard and side-rings are wrought in one piece; the two-edged blade of hexagonal section at the base, with strong ricasso and side lugs; the ricasso is covered with wood and bound with leather tooled with a fretted pattern.