The Wallace Collection

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Two-handed sword
  • Two-handed sword
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany and Switzerland, possibly
  • c. 1580
  • Iron or steel, cord, leather and copper, blued hilt
  • Length: 135.2 cm
    Length: 40.5 cm, button to quillons
    Length: 34 cm, quillons
    Width: 3.7 cm
    Weight: 2.675 kg
    Length: 125.4 cm, point of balance
    Length: 8.8 cm, quillion block to parrying hook flats
    Thickness: 0.02 cm, 3cm back from point
    Thickness: 0.05 cm, blade thickness 3cm forward of ricasso
    Thickness: 0.05 cm, middle of blade
  • Maker's mark: 'S' surmounted by a cross In copper, 22.3cm from hilt
    Inscription: 'I·O·A·N·E·S / D·E·A·G·I·R·E'
  • A473
  • European Armoury I
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