The Wallace Collection

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Two-handed sword
  • Two-handed sword
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Milan, Italy
  • c. 1500 - c. 1510
  • Iron, steel, leather, wood and copper, blackened, filed, chiselled, etched and gilded
  • Length: 112.8 cm, blade
    Length: 37.6 cm, grip
    Length: 29.8 cm, quillons
    Length: 17 cm, ricasso
    Width: 4.6 cm
    Weight: 2.46 kg
  • Maker's mark In copper
  • A471
  • European Armoury I
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Further Reading
  • Two-handed sword, the blackened hilt comprised of a pear-shaped pommel; octagonal wooden grip bound with leather with a raised moulding in the middle, steel mounts at either end; straight guard of circular section with turned baluster ornaments; both cross and side-rings are wrought in one piece; the two-edged blade of diamond section with a maker's mark inlaid in copper; strong ricasso and side lugs etched and gilt with the figures of St. Barbara and St. Peter on one side, St. Catherine and St. Paul (?) on the other, in niches of Renaissance style, and prolonged by a band of scrolled foliage in the Italian manner.