The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Longsword
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Solingen, Germany and Switzerland
  • c. 1610 - c. 1630 (pommel)
    early 17th century (guards (Swiss))
    probably first half 16th century (blade (German))
  • Iron, steel, cord, copper alloy and leather, blued
  • Length: 100 cm
    Width: 4.3 cm
    Weight: 1.88 kg
  • Incised mark: Running wolf Inlaid in brass
  • A484
  • European Armoury I
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Further Reading
  • Longsword, the blued hilt made up of a pommel in the form of an elongated oval, divided by a central ridge, and notched in the middle on each side; grip, swelling in the middle, corded and bound with leather; diagonally curved guard with scrolled tips, and accommodating two large pierced shell-guards; the double-edged blade of hexagonal section with hollow groove, bears the running wolf mark inlaid in copper alloy.