The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Longsword
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1600
  • Iron and steel
  • Length: 99.5 cm
    Width: 3.2 cm
    Weight: 1.5 kg
  • Maker's mark Stamped twice
  • A488
  • European Armoury III
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Longsword, the hilt comprised of an oviform pommel, with ten facets, and button; plain, leather-bound grip of octagonal section; diagonally curved (up and down) crossguard with riband ends; large side-ring on either side surrounding shells pierced with stars; the double-edged blade of diamond section, is trebly-fullered along the whole length; strong ricasso stamped twice on each side with a claw-like maker's mark.